And Not to Yield

And Not to Yield

Old age hath yet his honor and his toil: Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note may yet be done… Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not no that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are. One […]

Where is Your Hope?

Where is Your Hope?

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 I’ve been thinking about that last phrase lately—about “the rest, who have no hope.” We humans need hope. Our world is full of pain, suffering, […]

Making America Great Again

Making America Great Again

We’ve heard a lot lately about “making America great again”. But to do that, perhaps we need to understand the origin of that greatness. America’s greatness has little to do with foreign policies, healthcare, government funding, or presidential promises. Instead, it has to do with the fundamental truths and spiritual values this country was founded on: Courage. Religious freedom. And reverence […]

New Year’s Resolution Secret Recipe

New Year’s Resolution Secret Recipe

Well, we’re one week into 2016! How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Each year many of us carefully select one or more area of our lives to improve upon. Whether it be aspirations to lose weight, eat healthier, be more organized, or consume less chocolate (perish the thought!), we generally find ourselves starting strong, then slowly falling off…about mid-January! […]

Lord, Get Me Out of This

Lord, Get Me Out of This

Daniel is one of my favorite heroes in the Bible. Since I teach weight loss classes in church, we talk about Daniel’s decision to serve God in his eating. He ate vegetables and drank water, so that he might be allowed to refrain from meat offered first to idols.   Prove your servants, I beseech […]

Faithful

Faithful

I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches […]

But You Promised – A 700 Year Promise Kept

But You Promised – A 700 Year Promise Kept

It is not an uncommon thing in my house to hear one of my kids say to another, “But you promised!” It is the instigation of many an argument, tears and drama. As a mom, it is sometimes difficult not to get frustrated with the age old battle of disappointment when one’s anticipated promise is […]