Don’t Believe the Lies

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 I have been vocal in past posts about my thoughts on, and [...]

Love and Marriage…

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14 Love and marriage, love and marriage...that's the theme song to one of my husband's sitcom guilty pleasures, and it doesn't have much to do with this post, except that today's verse from Colossians 3:14 is a reminder from Paul [...]

Do What You Ought

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:17 We read a lot about sin when we read our Bibles. We may not even have to be church-going folks to know a lot about sin. Case in point: I didn’t grow up in a church. We [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Promises of God: A Family

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. [...]

His Love Letter

This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves. If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn [...]

We Give Because He Gave All

If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? 1 John 3:17 I have the opportunity each month to mentor a few teen girls. While it is part of my role as a mental health provider to also [...]