Abide in Christ's Love

Monthly Archives: March 2019

What is it about prayer that makes a person fearful to bow their head in a public restaurant and speak out loud? Is it because prayer is banned in public schools? What is it about holding your spouse’s hand and praying for your children that seems a bit uncomfortable? But yet we know that we desperately need to pray for our health, for our heart to be healed, and for our attitude… Read More

You move close as my heart opens

My protector loves me, I’m his daughter

Gratitude swells because I am chosen

Cleanse my heart with your living water

Every soldier in the U.S. Army, receives a SMART book during basic training which explains how, when, and who to honor. Who should be honored? Drill Sergeants instruct soldiers to salute officers and authorized civilians of higher rank.  All soldiers are  expected to show respect. To do otherwise brings disgrace to your branch of service.  When we honor people we are regarding them with great respect.  The bible states respect everyone and… Read More

I praise you, Heavenly Father Always listening to my prayers   Jesus is the way I will follow you   You lead to new opportunities Guiding important life choices   Jesus is the truth Help me to listen   You value my thoughts and feelings I am thankful to know you   Jesus is life And you love me   You restore my loved one’s health I will seek your righteousness  … Read More

What happens after your finger touches the voice mail button and your heart plummets to your knees?  After the heart attack, the truck roll over, or the limb shattering fall? As I listen to the stranger’s voice explaining why my husband hadn’t arrived home tonight, my ear zeros in on the words, “not opening his eyes, not moving his arms, running a stroke alert now.” I step back to recover from the… Read More

For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8 NLT   The Lord’s mighty power helps me stand strong in the truth. He places his shield in my hand, and I am protected.   His truth flows into my mind. The Holy Spirit leads me from sin.   The divine power of truth demolishes all my fears. Prayer destroys lies.   The power of Jesus… Read More

I will never do that! My thoughts flit fast from one moment to the next. Fear of the future, terror from the past, and unfulfilled dreams all mix together and I can barely focus on the present. I wonder if this is how Peter felt.  One minute he was reassuring his friend, Jesus. “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will” (Matthew 26:33 NIV). Did Peter fear the… Read More

My Lord, my salvation. A vibrant life because you rescued me.   You bless me with health, wholeness, victory, and safety. You treat me as a beloved daughter.   Your arm reaches out and helps me stand. Your hand lifts my chin, and I look into your loving eyes.   I feel your tender love. You are my God and I am your daughter.   I surrender my thoughts, my ambitions, and… Read More

As a second grader Brad ran up the slide at a community playground during a game of tag. He switched direction at the last moment, tripped, and landed hard on his forearm. During the wait at the E.R. his hand curled upward and the doctor explained the swelling cut off the blood flow to the muscle tissue. Apparently this deprives the muscles from oxygen and nourishment.  The risk of  permanent nerve- muscle… Read More