A peace only One can give

"I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." John 14:27 When you think of peace, of what do you think? Peace for many may be being at home alone with no kids, eating whatever [...]

Stay strong and keep the faith

I've been waitin' for breakthrough, I've been prayin' for change; I know You'll work it all for good but how long will it take? I've been asking for healing and I'm not gonna lie I'm ready for the miracle, God, let it be this time. -Stay Strong, Danny Gokey I was expecting it. The turn of [...]

After the storm

Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5, NLT I had started the morning kind of down, and my gratitude list looked like this: Not the typical list of small, praise-worthy items I listed each morning during my moments of quiet and solitude. Just that first item to start. [...]

Worn out from War?

I'm tiredI'm wornMy heart is heavyFrom the work it takes to keep on breathing. "Worn," Tenth Avenue North Spiritual warfare. Let's talk about it. Because...let's be honest. When you hear about it, you may think of people being overtaken by demons, questioning their faith, or running from God. Right? Maybe? It can be these things. [...]

Yes, Even the Wind…

Summer. Oh, the many joys of summer. Longer days. Sun. Vacation. Outdoor time. Cool snacks. A mid-day thunderstorm. Yes, I actually enjoy one of those...if it also involves a nap, doesn't come in the middle of a long drive, or wrecks otherwise best-laid plans. Summer is bound to bring witth it lots of sun, but [...]

Fit to Serve Him

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 "You have been deemed fit." Those two words-"deemed fit." They had me sitting in my chair, fighting back choking sobs. For you to understand [...]

Will He Be Enough?

It had finally gotten me. The virus that had arrived like the relative that asks to stay for a month or two, and ends up taking up residence for two years instead. And I had been fortunate. Even with home visits, and my time spent in and out of multiple schools, I had scraped by [...]

Promises of God: Healing

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. Revelation 21:4, NLT Today’s devotional is not part of the monthly promises. It’s prompted from my hiatus in my effort to write. My inability to do much at [...]

Promises of God: Rest

He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.He renews my strength.He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Psalm 23:2-3 Anyone else need a long winter’s nap? I don’t mean the kind you need after losing an hour. I mean a few days of nothing but napping? [...]

Promises of God: He Keeps Them

For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the solemn covenant he made with your ancestors. Deuteronomy 4:31 He stood there, just having got off the school bus. Refusing to come inside the house. He did this frequently, so today was not any different [...]