Saturday, October 15, 2016


After studying 1 Peter 4:1-11 for Sunday School (which talks about suffering and that Christ suffered), I was reminded that Jesus not only bore the full wrath of men--being beaten beyond recognition, mocked, spit on, reviled, shamed, crucified--He also bore the wrath of God. Whatever suffering we experience as a believer, we will never suffer more than Christ Jesus suffered for us.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jesus Saves

Jesus Saves, by Travis Cottrell. Favorite part of the song--as one who will never forget the pit of darkness and fear I was in before Jesus set me free:

Freedom's calling
Chains are falling
Hope is dawning
Bright and true
Day is breaking
Night is quaking
God is making all things new
Jesus saves
Hallelujah! Thank you, Jesus!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

There is Hope in the Midst of Anxiety and Panic

There is hope in the midst of anxiety and panic and that hope is in Jesus. He alone has the power to break through the stronghold of fear in our lives. Draw near to Him, cry out to Him, tell all to Him, and then, like David in the psalms, start speaking His praises because He is for you and will help you. Cling to Him and don't let go. If you don't know Jesus well enough to praise Him, then open your Bible and get to know Him. Read about Him in Colossians, Hebrews, John, and the other Gospels. Then read the other books of the Bible because they all point to Him. John tells us He is light and the darkness has not overcome Him. So He can give you victory over depression and panic and anxiety. Get the truth of God's Word into you regarding these areas--see the Bible verses I used to focus on the greatness and unlimited power of Jesus and of His love for me. For all of us. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Follow Him and He will lead you out of your darkness and panic and fear step by marvelous step. He will never lie to you. He will never abandon you. He will give you life, and life more abundantly. He is trustworthy! He is life! He is hope!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

God Sent A Little Visitor

God sent this female ruby-throated hummingbird to visit with me while I was on my patio. I was delighted! She waited for me while I ran inside and grabbed my camera and didn't seem to mind me snapping pics or taking videos of her. I love it when God sends something special into my life to let me know that He IS watching over me. "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Ps.37)

God is trustworthy!

"Be careful what you pray for" sends the message that God can't be trusted and His answers are not desirable for your life. God is trustworthy. We never have to be afraid of Him answering our prayers or of how He will answer them. God is for us. Let's stop perpetuating the myth that He is not. Okay, I'm stepping down from my soap box.

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Supremacy of Christ

Awesome video! I want to know Christ!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hummingbird Morning

Went outside after my quiet time memorizing, "Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you," (Ps. 63:3) and God entertained me with the works of His Hands.