Thoughts by Women

Fill’er Up

Fill’er Up

Lord, May I look to you daily for the filling of your Spirit as you empower me to do your will.  “Be filled with the Spirit” Ephesians 5:18b Whenever driving in Oregon, U.S.A, I sit in the car while the gas station attendant comes out to the car and asks, “Fill’er up?” Oregon is one…

All You Can Do

All You Can Do

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,”  James 1:2 Charlie lost both legs, his left arm, and all but a finger and thumb on his right hand from a terrible crash.  At first Charlie thought he could no longer do anything for God.  Painfully, he could still write. Could God…

Forgiveness Frees

Forgiveness Frees

  Those who are forgiven much will love much. “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14 She wasn’t asked to come. Her known past.  Her present identity. Both were stamped on her like a scarlet “A”:  “Sinner . . .  from the…

Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Jesus reconciles both us and our enemies to God, because all who come to God must come through Jesus. “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinance, that he might…

God Knows our Deepest Needs

God Knows our Deepest Needs

God knows the depths of our possibility, the depths of our potential. God knows the depths of our capacity and the depths of our destiny. “Your name is no longer Jacob. From now on it is Israel (God-Wrestler); you’ve wrestled with God and you’ve come through.” Genesis 32:28 (Msg) The story of Jacob speaks to…

Take Rest Oh My Weary Soul

Take Rest Oh My Weary Soul

“When my heart is overwhelmed.  Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. “  Psalm 61:2 NKJV It gets so hard at times balancing every aspect of life; marriage, family, ministry, and career. Where do I find the time for me? Where do I find the time to commune with my Heavenly Daddy?…

Tap Into Strength

Tap Into Strength

Friend, life is real. We all go through challenging moments of life. At all times, you and I can reach out to God. He is not far. He has already enriched us with his power. “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner…

How to Respond in Suffering

How to Respond in Suffering

Expressing one’s true feelings is not a lack of faith. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33 Pain, suffering and hardships are normal ingredients of life. What we mix them with—fear or faith– makes all the difference. Jesus did not come to make us escapists but…

What is Following You?

What is Following You?

In Psalm 23 He invites us to pitch our tent and camp on the fact that He is our Good Shepherd. What eats at the heels of your life as you walk? Worry? Stress? Fear? God promises Goodness and Mercy will follow you as you follow Him. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all…

Inside Out

Inside Out

It is impossible, without Jesus to have true, lasting change that brings healing and restoration. “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”  Galatians 5: 22-23 What Chris Caine knew about God came from…