Category Encouragement

Song To Colossians

Our Jesus, oh how we adore Him Our Savior, supreme over all Our Lord Who is faithful in loving We learn in this letter from Paul He tells us how Christ is exalted He tells us of God’s perfect plan… Continue Reading →

Prayer Servanthood

Many people use the term prayer warrior, but I have to admit, I struggle with this term.  I sometimes want to shout, “We are not prayer warriors, we are prayer servants!”  There is a servanthood in prayer; we seek not… Continue Reading →

Jesus, A Poem of Praise

Long, long ago in eternity past, The dance of the Triune existed in the vast. And the physical image of our mighty Father Took charge to create earth and his people-one to another. He brought into being the birds, all… Continue Reading →

The Precise Light

On February 26, 1979, my dad witnessed a memorable solar eclipse. My parents were not in the path of totality, but it left quite an impression nonetheless. While my dad shared his pinhole viewer and watched the eclipse in the… Continue Reading →

Watch Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”  Nothing is more dangerous to you than your own heart–how you think—what you allow to influence your thinking.  Nothing is more damaging to you than… Continue Reading →

Come Thou Romans

(set to the tune Come Thou Fount) Come thou Romans, gather closely Paul has words for you to hear Those belov’d of God, I ask you Open your hearts; lend your ear Let’s encourage one another As we’re seeking Christ… Continue Reading →

Give Me Jesus

The last question of our Romans study asks, “What is still challenging you?” My challenge, right now, is that there is a lie that quietly slithers its way into my thinking.  As my heart personally grieves and grapples with the… Continue Reading →


I’ve always been a late bloomer!  Even today I’m often at a loss in a crowd.  As an older, middle-aged woman with creaky knees and hearing loss, I’m still frequently a step behind everyone else. My Christian walk began in… Continue Reading →

The Origami of Life

When I first think of origami, I picture something like a paper crane with about thirty steps. However, I have recently learned that the best origami artists are equal parts visionary artists and brilliant mathematicians. Their creations consist of hundreds… Continue Reading →

The Woman in Luke 8

Jesus is headed somewhere – in a hurry, on a mission. But he’s interrupted, his daughter needs healing. He has time to show love; he can stop to express compassion; he can be interrupted for a moment of grace. This… Continue Reading →

Lamp To My Feet

Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night to use the restroom or get a drink only to run into something that you couldn’t see? Or even worse, you step on that one lego that didn’t get… Continue Reading →

Focus on Forgiveness

In 2006, the Dallas Morning News carried the story of a hit-and-run victim forgiving the man who had injured him. Forgiveness is so unusual that it is front-page news. But for the follower of Christ, it should be routine. Why… Continue Reading →

God’s Rainbow

An excerpt from Vanessa Van Dyke’s teaching on September 28 And God gave Noah a visible sign of His covenant: the rainbow. It’s a beautiful symbol, but not just for what it looks like. Now, when we think of a… Continue Reading →

Giving All Things To God

I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip—He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed,… Continue Reading →

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