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We Plan – God Directs

We Plan – God Directs

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD” Isaiah 55:8 We were travelling to California with our RV. We planned to work out of the RV (my husband on the phone and me on the computer) from a place that was both warmer and sunnier than our…

The Bible’s Number One Promise

The Bible’s Number One Promise

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16, KJV As I travel from country to country, I find that millions of people in many countries and cultures are receiving Christ into their lives after hearing about…

A Real Friend

A Real Friend

“A real friend will be more loyal than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 (NCV) To others, Jesus was a miracle worker.  To others, Jesus was a master teacher.  To others, Jesus was the hope of Israel.  But to John, he was all of these and more.  To John, Jesus was a friend. You don’t abandon a…

Our Confidence

Our Confidence

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.” 2 Corinthians 3:4-5 Our trust is in God. There is much failure in self-assurance. We must not rest upon anything that’s human. God has promised to be with us at all times, and to make the…

More Valuable

More Valuable

We are of more value to God than many of the creatures He cared for today. I sit here looking out at a white-covered world and ice-laden tree branches. It’s beautiful. And life has stopped for its beauty. A hummingbird tries to pierce its beak into the red wall of ice that fills the feeder….

Mercy, Peace and Love

Mercy, Peace and Love

Are you discouraged or downhearted? Allow God to lift you with His love. “May you receive more and more of God’s mercy, peace, and love.” Jude 1:2 (NLT) Because of God’s mercies you can follow Him with all of your heart today, assured that there is nothing being held over your head to condemn you;…

A Prayer

A Prayer

A Prayer Lord, little by little You are getting through to my befuddled mind to teach me another practical concept about living a life pleasing to You. Lord Jesus, I know You said that in this world we would have troubles, but for some reason I really thought there would be fewer problems as I…

Trade Anxiety for Peace

Trade Anxiety for Peace

God calls us to guard our hearts and minds carefully. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God… And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6 & 7 God…

Peace and Contentment

Peace and Contentment

Peace and Contentment I feel your abundant love Flowing to me like the wings of a dove I hear the sweet sounds of the river, And feel it’s waters bathing my parched And thirsty soul. Rejuvenating my body mind and spirit! What peace and contentment I find Every moment I am with you! Such beauty…

When Children Come

When Children Come

My children often show me the very basics of our humanness. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 (NIV) My children often show me the very basics of our humanness. The not-yet-redeemed parts: how we are…