How long will it take our children to believe we will do good things for them…better than they can imagine? How many good things will we give them for them to trust we have the best possible things in store for them? How many times must we tell them to do it our way before they learn our wisdom comes from experience and the Lord’s guidance in our lives?
He could not sleep. He had no solutions. He felt overcome with anguish and brokenness. He did all he knew to do. Ideas eluded him as much as sleep. His mind was tired. His body was exhausted. He felt as though every fiber of his being was being pulled in a dozen directions. He felt like the […]
Are you worried? Are you anxious? Does your world seem uncertain? Are your bills mounting? Your health failing? Your hope waning? Consider the words of Jesus in Matthew, chapter six: “And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the […]
My granddaughters and I stood in awe as we left the steak-house one evening last week. Against a backdrop of ominous black clouds, an enormous full moon hung in our Oklahoma sky. I longed for a camera with a shutter speed fast enough to capture its beauty and splendor. Instead, I took a deep breath and watched as the ebony clouds […]
Are you contented? Seriously, fully contented? If you are anything like me, you are looking for ways to pay your bills, juggle your schedule and satisfy eveyone within your sphere of influence. Those are normal struggles, though. It’s life in general–happens to everyone, whether or not they are Christians. However, sometimes those valleys of struggles can throw […]
When the rule of Rehoboam was established and he was strong, he abandoned the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him. 2 Chronicles 12:1 There is a risk in power that it will lead a person away from God. Do you feel your life so well-established that you can give God a break? […]