Every night before bed, I read a story out of our children’s Bible to my daughters. We just got into the New Testament, and we read the story in Luke 2 of how God sent a choir of angels to tell the lowly “riff-raff” shepherds about his Son who was born.
Finishing our discussion of the Beatitudes, even though there are more, here is another one that I really live by and enjoy reading. I would encourage you to open your bible and read Matthew 5: 3-12, selecting one or two verses that really touch your heart and challenge you.
How have your thoughts changed this week? On Monday we challenged ourselves to be kinder to ourselves in the ways we think and talk to ourselves. On Tuesday I shared about the three questions we can use to assess those thoughts: 1. Is it true? 2. Is it helpful? 3. Is it kind?
It can be so easy to notice the flaws in someone, but how often do we take time to vocalize and celebrate their gifts and talents? How often do we celebrate them for being the person God made them to be?
We read in Isaiah 6:8 : Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for…
Romans 10:14 "How, then, can they call on the one they believe in?
Surrendering your life to Jesus plans has always felt a little scary to me. What will he ask of me? Will I have to give up things? What if I don't like the direction he tells me to go? Recently I read a book that challenged me and reminded me of a few key things that helped put my mind at ease.
Sometimes it amazes me that God loves us enough to let us humans choose our own path.
Often we can get tied into this idea that one path is right, and the other is wrong. However not every time is there a "right" or "wrong" decision. Sometime God presents you with 2 good options. Move forward in confidence that whichever path you take – if you are obedient to God and serve him faithfully – you will find blessings.
We read in 2 Timothy 1:7 "God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." How do you live?…
This has been a very busy week and this prayer was on my "You Version Bible App" and was so fitting.
I read a book recently and was inspired by the message of how God created man and woman to work. Our modern day culture has us looking forward to the weekend or our next vacation or eventually retirement. But what if we're actually called to find joy in the work that we do each day?