How Deep is Your Love

How Deep is Your Love Are you willing to deny yourself, The pleasures of your life, Turn your back on fame For the cause of Christ? Will you give away your time, Share your talents without pay? Consider the needs of others above your own when you kneel to pray? Are you willing to chooseContinue reading “How Deep is Your Love”

Transitions: Peace for Fear

When I was a new believer, I would hear older “mature” followers say in response to troubles, “Jesus will make everything all right.” or “Just trust in God and all will be well.” This one really set my teeth on edge, “Give your heart to Jesus and He will take away all your troubles.” IContinue reading “Transitions: Peace for Fear”

Transitions: Beauty for Ashes

There are times when I go to my secret place To worship and seek God’s face I find myself inspired by the beauty of His grace. As I create the images He reveals, i often wonder how These not so talented hands can respond with ease To produce images such as these. He quietly remindsContinue reading “Transitions: Beauty for Ashes”

An Invitation to the Garden of Hope

Draw near to the garden

The Parables of Our Lives: Praise Like the Trees

Have you ever wondered why trees grow tall? Why they stand firm in spring, summer, winter, and fall? They wave when the wind blows They twinkle when it snows. Trees cast cooling shadows in the summer heat. They sprout leaves, bear fruit, shed leaves, and repeat. In all that they do and all they provideContinue reading “The Parables of Our Lives: Praise Like the Trees”

Courageous Influence

She stood just outside the door of her mistress’s room. It wasn’t her intention to listen, but Naaman, captain of Aram’s army, was ranting on the other side of the door. “God has elevated me and led me to many victories. Why doesn’t He take this wretched disease away from me? I might as wellContinue reading “Courageous Influence”

14 Days of Blessings: Day 1

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! People in my town appear to be frantically shopping for the perfect gift while I am trying very hard not to ignore the season this year.  I want more than streets lined with colored lights, beautifully decorated trees, and carefully wrapped packages. I want to see wounded hearts mended.Continue reading “14 Days of Blessings: Day 1”

Destiny is Now

Step into your destiny Reach for the hope of a brighter day. LOVE is holding your hand. He is gently guiding the way. Stride toward the promise. Yield to His invitation of rest. LOVE is whispering your name. He’s patiently waiting with His best. Don’t be afraid to move. LOVE has a plan just forContinue reading “Destiny is Now”

Verses & Flowers: Courage to be Devoted

Holy Father, thank You for today For drawing me to You. Thank You for the love You give And for everything You do. You are so good to us You provide us with everything. You show us how to live With Jesus as our King. I know today was meant for me Because You placedContinue reading “Verses & Flowers: Courage to be Devoted”