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  • Now, this is what the Lord Almighty says: give careful thought to your ways. Haggai 1:5   For many years God has been speaking to me about being aware and careful about my ways.  He knows that my ways haven't always been His ways, which has caused difficulty in my life. God is not just calling me to be careful in some of my mays.  He is calling me to be careful in all of my ways!  That means I am to consider Him in all that I do. I'm not one of those...
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13   The older I get, I seem to have a better understanding of this verse. Age has taught me to rely more on Jesus and less on myself.  I've come to realize that I need God-like strength to handle all that life throws at me. When I was younger, I would often rely on my strength. During times filled with anger, sadness, hurt, and regret, I relied on myself to wrestle with my emotions. If a...
  • For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure it will be measured to you.   Matthew 7:2   Ouch!  This verse goes right to the point! It's easy to judge others. A disagreement can quickly lead to an opinion about the other person. An unkempt man asking for money can lead to a judgment about his life. Having an unpopular opinion can lead to judgment and anger.   The act of judging has become a norm in our...
  •   I will walk by faith even when I cannot see. 2 Corinthians 5:7   I am so thankful that when I can't see where things are going, I have my faith to see me through. There are so many situations in the world that seem hopeless and impossible to overcome.  When I feel overwhelmed by the hatred, the poverty, and the abuse, I know that the only peace I can find is in my faith. My faith tells me the truth. My faith gives me hope. My faith sustains me....

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