Think On and Do These Things

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. [...]

What Example Are You?

And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us. Titus [...]

Known by Your Fruit

The Fruit of the Spirit's not a coconutThe Fruit of the Spirit's not a coconutIf you want to be a coconutYou might as well hear it:You can't be a fruit of the Spirit Cause the fruit isLove, joy, peace, patienceKindness, goodness, faithfulnessGentleness and self-controlLove, joy, peace, patienceKindness, goodness, faithfulnessGentleness and self-control This is how my [...]

In Your Anger

I love to read the Psalms. Yes, they are poetic. Beautiful. Full of emotion. But I also love to read them, because I find that David was all up in his feelings at times as much as I find myself most of the time. Case in point: Arise, O Lord!    Rescue me, my God!Slap all my enemies [...]

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule. Do you remember the first time you heard it? Maybe it was spoken by a parent as you were picking at a sibling. Maybe a teacher as they were listing the classroom rules. Maybe somewhere along the way you just heard it. Believed it to be a long-standing societal rule: “Do unto [...]

To The Young: You Have Influence, Too

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:12, NLT Today’s post on Christian character is for the younger folk. Those growing up and learning how to [...]

The Path of Integrity

People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall. Proverbs 10:9 What exactly is integrity? We often throw that word around. Use it to describe people who do or even don’t possess it. A person said to have integrity is someone described as having a moral compass that does [...]

Promise of God: Never Forgotten

Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! Isaiah 49:15, NLT I often wonder what makes a person “unforgettable.” My husband and I took a short walk down memory lane the other night. He was [...]

Promises of God: Sleep

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Psalm 4:8, NLT I wrote my very first blog post in August of 2013. The last paragraph ending with this desire: My transparency may not only be God’s way of helping me be honest with myself and others, [...]