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”

How a Thirsty Soul Finds Refreshment

Is your soul parched? It’s hard to stay hydrated while living in a dry land without any rain, springs, or rivers.Featured Image as well as above photo: Wilderness of Sin by Madelyne Osborn. Then the whole congregation of Israel left the Desert of Sin, moving from place to place as the LORD commanded. Exodus 17:1Every time IContinue reading “How a Thirsty Soul Finds Refreshment”

Is Rest a Cure for Grumbling?

Sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on I-4 in a van with two boys under the age of six years old.  A cringe tingled up my spine when my youngest son banged his head against the window. He wanted out of the car, now!  Looking at the next road sign, I sighed as the realizationContinue reading “Is Rest a Cure for Grumbling?”

How to Respond to Bitterness?

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD. Romans 12:19 When I turn on the television, I see our world as a battlefield. Not only are people being harmed, but community businesses are burning.Continue reading “How to Respond to Bitterness?”

Dealing with Anger

As long as I can remember “anger” has been an unavoidable emotion that rears in me whenever something does not set right with my values or expectations. According to Psychology Today, anger is a normal healthy emotion. Depending on how we respond to our “healthy anger” makes all the difference. Once one of my fifthContinue reading “Dealing with Anger”

Important Truths to Teach Your Children

As a young girl I read the bible lesson where Jesus walked on water, calmed the storm, and whispered the words, “Do not be afraid” into my soul. As I grew older I remembered these words whenever bad things happened in my life. Through the bible, I knew I wasn’t alone. I believed my HeavenlyContinue reading “Important Truths to Teach Your Children”

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?”

How Should I Respond to the Corona Virus?

“The media is just making a really big deal about this Corona virus”, I thought while driving to Wal-Greens on Feb 28th, 2020. Packing my bags for air travel, the only necessary precaution needed was Dial soap for hand-washing. After all, Alaska is part of the United States. It’s not like I’m traveling to anContinue reading “How Should I Respond to the Corona Virus?”

What Does Agape Love Look Like?

Until I received God’s love through Jesus Christ, the word “love” was understood by me to be a feeling that I received from my mom, dad, and other family members when they were pleased by my behavior. When I behaved according to their expectations, I received smiles and hugs. When I did not met thoseContinue reading “What Does Agape Love Look Like?”

Surrendering Your Heart

Stepping into the toasty kitchen with a laundry basket piled high with warm towels, I smile at my two sons standing side by side on the back porch patio. My youngest son wraps both his arms around his big brother’s legs staring up into his eyes. On tiptoes he stretches to be as tall asContinue reading “Surrendering Your Heart”