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  • For of His fullness, we have all received, and grace upon grace. John 1:16   The fullness of God is granted to those who believe in Him and follow in HIs ways.  That fullness comes when we accept Jesus into our lives. Only then, are we able to understand God's grace upon grace. We can do nothing to earn God's grace.  He gives it freely and abundantly.  For me, this is one of His greatest gifts. When I wake in the morning and go to bed at night, I know...
  • I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully, and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14   A few years ago, I mentored two African women through a retreat program.  They praised God for being fearfully and wonderfully made.  Each woman had experienced His blessings in countless ways and knew that God was the author of their lives. As I listened to their stories, not only was I in awe of their faith but Psalm...
  • Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1   It can be hard to keep our faith in a world filled with pain, sorrow, and uncertainty.  Each of us has had times that have left us wondering where God fits in the chaos.   God is with us in our joy, our chaos, and our healing.   Our faith doesn't guarantee any of us a painless life.  But, it gives us the confidence to live with hope in a world filled...
  • "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."  2 Timothy 1:7   I have been afraid of many things in my life.  It started with my father, who believed that he could somehow keep me safe by keeping me in a bubble. I felt safe and secure under my dad's watchful eye until he died two week after I turned eighteen. The bubble burst, and I didn't feel safe or secure any longer.  And, I found myself viewing the world with...

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