Sometimes Life Gets Complicated

“The unfolding of Thy words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130, NASB I knelt in prayer and briefly wished an angel could speak to me. Tell me what to do. Give the direction I longed for. Then I realized: I don’t need an angel to appear with a message. Let me […]

Doing Life: Divine Purpose

photo credit: arrow via photopin (license)   “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7, NASB Can I share something with you? I’m timid by nature, but God is growing me in boldness. Within the last few weeks, He’s enabled me to speak […]

Doing Life: Run Like a Winner

photo credit: Northern-Relays-409.jpg via photopin (license)   “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run,┬ábut only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NASB When I attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference this past May, I treasured meeting new […]

Doing Life: Treasure

photo credit: Antique Holy Bible, printed in 1885, with metal clasps, and leather binding, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico via photopin (license)   “Jesus said to them, ‘Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand┬áthe Scriptures, or the power of God?’” Mark 12:24, NASB While vacationing a couple weeks ago, I […]

Doing Life: Same As Always

photo credit: Morning Light via photopin (license)     “But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.’” 1 Peter 1:15-16, NASB How many times have we heard the phrase, “holier-than-thou”? It’s not used complimentarily, and […]

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