The Strength to Handle Everyday…

CThe streght to handle everythigonsider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. 

This inheritance is

Calling Donny Osmond

PhoneThe Book of Esther

 

Have you ever had a situation in your life where you just knew that the hand of fate was upon you?

 

Well, it happened to me and my best friend Anjie when we were ten years old.  You see we had been on a serious quest.  We were attempting to actually communicate with Donny Osmond.  We had tried everything.  Our first effort was in written form.  This consisted of

Does God Answer Prayer?

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God Answers Prayer

 

I have prayed ever since I was a child.  It started with the “Now I lay me down to sleep” prayer.  Then as I got older it advanced to “Dear God please let me be either Marsha or Jan Brady.”  I didn’t want to be Cindy because I didn’t want to speak with a lisp.  I also prayed that I would be stranded on Gilligan’s Island with the agreement

When you’re up to your neck in alligators

Swimming with alligators. Art by http://www.fg-a.com/alligators-1.html

Swimming with alligators. Art by http://www.fg-a.com/alligators-1.html

There’s an old saying, “When you’re up to your neck in alligators, it’s hard to remember your job is to drain the swamp.”

One of the differences between those who enjoy success and those who don’t is the ability to keep the important thing as the important thing. Successful people aren’t distracted and derailed by fads, obstacles, cultural shifts,

Jesus, The Creator

Jesus, the creatorIn the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days (now) he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1:1-3

Do you not know? Have

When we speak others listen

Let not unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for the building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)

When we speak others listen and if we complain others will complain; especially the children in our lives. We are role models for the little ears who hear our coarse language and they look up to us. We are growing up the next generation of Christians. Recently, the Lord

Alone with The Lord…

Alone with the LordYou have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139:1-4

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you

Have you lost your voice?

 

Why does life have to be so chaotic? Why do we have to struggle? These are the questions silent in my heart? How long do I stay silent with the messiness of this life? The Lord has given me a voice; why do I not use it? In the book of Amos God judges the Israelites for their sins. He sends Amos among them to ask them to repent or perish. God wants them to repent of idol worship, immorality

The Kingdom of Light…

Thw Kingdom of LightIn the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days (now) he has spoken to us by his Son (Jesus), whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1:1-3a

The

The acorn is still on the mantle place

A work colleague once told me that her husband went out into the field and he bought back home  a gift, a large acorn, which she put on the mantle place. He also came back with some devastating news of leaving her and the twin boys aged below five. She didn’t tell me the reasons why he left her and his children and I didn’t want to prey into her business as it was far too personal for her. She