No Battle, No Victory

No Battle, No Victory

I’ve noticed that in a few of her posts, Cherie talks about her word for the year as trust. At the beginning of the year, I did a similar thing. After spending time with God I felt that the theme he was impressing on my heart was victory. Shortly after this insight, I overheard someone […]

Lord, I Want To See…

Lord, I Want To See…

“As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, ” Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought […]

Blessings…

Blessings…

Our family is crafty, not devious, not plotting (except when working on fiction) not trying to get away with nefarious plans. We just like crafts. My husband loves to work with wood. His specialty is turning out segmented wood projects on his lathe. He takes wood left over from other projects, cuts them, sands them, […]

Where’s Your Investment?

Where’s Your Investment?

Investing is an interesting concept. Most associate investing with finances but the truth is there are many ways that we can invest that don’t involve money at all. Jesus did it all the time. He invested in others. He spent His time committed to meeting others where they were, encouraging them when He could and […]

The Miracle of Birth

The Miracle of Birth

It’s been a busy week, with not a whole lot of sleep. That’s what happens when a newborn enters the world. On Sunday evening at 11:20 pm, my youngest son and his wife welcomed their first little one into their lives. This little sweetie was 8 lb. 10 oz. and 20″ long. It was a […]

Bad Day And The Holy Spirit

Bad Day And The Holy Spirit

Those days where everything is going wrong, and in the chaos, a still small voice is heard, or someone posts a scripture you needed right at that moment. It could be from a devotion, you’ve read during your quiet time.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced this. Today was one of those days for me. My twins have […]

The Scab Picker

Lord, I placed this issue in Your hands, why aren’t You taking care of it? Ah, Peggy, how can I, when you keep taking it back? Ever found yourself in that situation? For some reason, we can’t just commit a problem to the Lord and simply let it go. We worry on it. It gnaws […]

He is Our Sufficiency

He is Our Sufficiency

Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5, AMP I admit I am a fear fighter. I get excited about visionary projects and then just at the threshold of launching them forward, I stand like a horse […]

A Name Change

A Name Change

“…To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” __________________________________________________Revelation 2:17 I have a brother who was called ‘Gangbanger’ when he was in the world doing his […]

Little is Much

Little is Much

Recently, I’ve had myself a little pity party. Have you ever had one of those? I’m not proud to admit it, but I was certainly having a low moment, wallowing there in the pit of pity. My part-time job at school as a Pre-K assistant had started back, and I was back to juggling all […]

The Post of Ambassador

The Post of Ambassador

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20 I’m constantly amazed at how God chooses to use me in the work He’s doing in this world. It’s humbling and terrifying at the same time. I’ve been looking at this verse, trying to wrap my mind around what […]

Life is a Journey – Not a Destination

Life is a Journey – Not a Destination

  I’ve been to boot camp. Oh, not the kind where I have to wear combat boots and have drill sergeants or company commanders charging through the barracks screaming, “Fire! Fire! Fire!” at Zero dark thirty, but the kind where I watch my college graduate honor student pack a bag with the barest necessities, get […]

Can Our Loved Ones See Us from Heaven?

Can Our Loved Ones See Us from Heaven?

A lot of my friends—at home, on Facebook, on this website—have lost family and close friends recently. A lady at my church has mourned the death of her son for ten years. I’m sure the idea of her child in heaven watching over her would bring great comfort. Which is why we want to know […]

One-hundred and One Times

One-hundred and One Times

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen (Jude 1:24-25 NIV).   Whew, lots of theology in that verse. First, he […]

Humility: Our Antidote

Humility: Our Antidote

Tim Keller writes, “Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves.” I love the irony! Keller means, of course, that to the degree that we talk about our own humility, we’re actually not practicing such a virtue in that moment. But perhaps humility is also “shy” in that it is often […]

Grow in Grace

Grow in Grace

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”_____________________2nd Peter 3:18 (NKJV) What do I mean when I say ‘grace?’ My Holman’s pocket Bible dictionary defines grace as ‘undeserved acceptance and love received from another.’ The most spectacular example of […]

Love One Another

Love One Another

  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.                                         […]

What Was Growing All Along

What Was Growing All Along

It started with a garden. All we really wanted was fresh vegetables for the summer. The kind for which you can walk out to the backyard and pluck right off the plant and use for that night’s dinner. Garden-to-table. We got that–and a whole lot more. We expected the tomatoes and the cucumbers and the […]