How to Recognize the devil’s Tactics

Our life is a journey to the Promised Land, but we are challenged every step of the way. While we have chosen Jesus Christ to be our Savior and we are following His ways, satan is watching for an opportunity to attack us when we grow weary. Tactic One- Stop God’s Word Jill Briscoe inContinue reading “How to Recognize the devil’s Tactics”

Trying to Fake It Until You Make It?

While sitting at the wedding feast of my son and his lovely bride, I remembered the wedding parable that Jesus taught. Wearing my plum colored “mother-in-law” dress and looking very matronly, I squirmed just a bit as I considered whether my attire was suitable for this joyous occasion.  “The kingdom of heaven may be comparedContinue reading “Trying to Fake It Until You Make It?”

Relieving Stress With Music

Stressors appear in many shapes. Work, financial, and even illness all affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. One strategy to relieve stress is listening to music. So this past week as I read David’s psalms I reflected how stressed he must have been when he wrote these psalms. David played the harp, so this weekContinue reading “Relieving Stress With Music”

Helping Those Enslaved by Alcoholism

Did you know that young adults are more likely to binge drink? Or that college educated Americans are more likely than those without a college degree to say they’ve had a drink within the last 30 days? What if I told you that 13% of people who attend church are binge drinkers? Don’t believe me?Continue reading “Helping Those Enslaved by Alcoholism”

Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend

One of the most precious groups of friends that I have been blessed to meet with regularly are women interested in studying God’s truth.  If you don’t have a group of friends to meet with weekly to share life with, then you are missing out on smiles, hugs, and laughter.  We were meant to fellowshipContinue reading “Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend”

What Do My Friends See In The Church?

I am hurriedly walking along a dirt road near the Mount of Olives.  Dust is covering my toes and small pebbles burrow under my heel.  As I stoop to remove the irritation from my sandal, I hear loud voices moving in this direction. Quickly, I move off the road uncertain what this commotion might mean.Continue reading “What Do My Friends See In The Church?”

How Do We Comfort The Homeless?

  “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)  The smell of fear surrounds me while prayer walking through Cass Corridor in Detroit.  My arms prickle as a tan van creeps dangerously close.  Across Third Avenue a middle aged woman jumpsContinue reading “How Do We Comfort The Homeless?”