Recognizing the Voice

John 10:10

Do you have negative thoughts about yourself?  Is your first reaction to a compliment one that dispels or minimizes it?  There’s a reason. The reason is not what you think.  The reason is NOT that those whispering thoughts are the truth.  And, the reason is discussed in scripture. Not everyone struggles with this.  HH says […]

Preparing

How was your Thanksgiving week?  Did the fun end all too soon for you? Was your focus fully on the blessings of the week?  Or, did the process of preparing everything take priority over enjoying it? Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with that!  Concentration while preparing doesn’t come easy when […]

What’s the Secret to a Safe Haven Home?

Romans 15:13

A friend reminded me recently that not everyone lives with peace in their home.  Sometimes relationships are strained and can even be abusive at times.  Let’s face it.  None of us is perfect, and when left to our own devices, we can make the lives of others in our household miserable. So, how do we […]

He Delivers

When God takes longer than you expect to answer your prayers, do you doubt Him?  Or, do you relax, understanding that God works in His own timing? He answers prayers in ways we sometimes don’t quite understand.  And, hear this:  He gives us far better than what we asked.  (At least, that’s been my experience.) […]

Thankfully, HE IS…So We Don’t Have To Be

Are you tired?  Do you feel like you constantly struggle through life? Patricia Neely-Dorsey Where do you go to find answers?  The Lord answers all questions. Because He is. Contemporary Christian music is my favorite music to listen to while driving, and Mark Schultz is a gifted artist I listen to often.  Some of his […]

God’s Most Important Promise

truly-truly-john-6:47

The most important thing God promises is our salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  We have eternal life – life with Him after we pass to our continued existence in Heaven. And, we have Him with us right now, as well! I cannot imagine life without Him.  Can you? Yes, Jesus is alive! Let’s praise […]

Behind Your Strong, Godly Man…

GOD CREATED WOMAN

Yep.  It’s you.  The supportive, Godly woman behind your strong, Godly man…is you.  For the sake of your marriage, it better  be you. We don’t support our man because he deserves it at every moment in time (but he very likely does deserve it).  Even if we feel he never deserves it, we should support […]

Whose Words Do You Believe?

HOSEA 6.3

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine from another faith was chastising The Holy Bible, all while lamenting over her life being in such a mess.  “Why me?”…”What did I ever do to deserve this?  I’m a good person!”…”Why do Christians get to have everything they want when they don’t always deserve it?”…”If […]

You Are Beautiful

1 Timothy 2:10

You may not think so, but you are beautiful.  All women are beautiful. Do you sometimes doubt it?  Does Satan whisper in your ear that you’re not good enough…not talented enough…not smart enough…not pretty enough…not strong enough…? Yes, you are beautiful.  You display a packaging of what’s inside and out.  As the inside shines the […]

The Love List Review – Week Four

The Love List Book Review - Week Four

Here we are at the final week of reviewing The Love List  by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.  After looking at two things to do that build love in our marriage each day, each week, and each month, today we’re looking at two things to do every year. #1:  Review Your Top Ten Highlights For […]

Avid Reader Valentine Table

Desirous Reader Valentine Table

Do you enjoy reading?  Do you like turning pages of a real book?  Or, do you prefer eBooks? Do you see books and reading as representative of something else? Patricia Neely-Dorsey’s poem in her book, Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia,  inspires us to read  our mate. Isn’t that perfect for Valentine’s?  Her words make me […]

Change Your Stance

GIDEON Study by Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer is an anointed Bible teacher and speaker and Bible study author.  Do you know her? The pastor, Tony Evans, is her dad.  And, like her dad, Priscilla keeps your attention as she speaks.  She’s inspiring while pouring God’s Truth into you. Two years ago, I worked my way through her study of Gideon. […]

PERFECT Perspective in a Tablescape

Perfect Perspective - A Tablescape

No, our relationships aren’t perfect.  But, they can come close. Even in the reflection of glassware against the day’s light, there are sometimes noticeable fingerprints…smudges. Even if they’re not noticeable, imperfection is there.  And still…it is beautiful.  With its imperfection, it looks perfect to our naked eye. We sometimes see a couple that seems perfect […]

Word for 2016: IF

John 14:15

My special word for 2014 was YET.  More specifically, Bible verses beginning with the word YET were of special interest to me.  And then, I decided to continue that focus for 2015.  Did you notice I haven’t mentioned my word for 2016?  And it’s almost the end of January! With the first step of prioritizing  and […]

How to Handle the “Unfriends”

1 Thessalonians 4:8

Has someone “unfriended” you on social media?  Did it hurt your feelings? Have you ever “unfriended” someone?  Did you feel guilty, like it might hurt their feelings? I don’t sit around watching my number of followers on Facebook or subscribers by e-mail.  But it’s a little hard to completely ignore the notices of “unfollow” and […]

Trail of Peace – Week One

Numbers 6:24-26

Did you have a low-stress Thanksgiving?  I found that focusing on de-stressing the big meal preparation helped de-stress our whole weekend.  Wherever you spent your Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoyed your time with family and friends as much as I did! As I contemplate the mood I want to encourage in my home for the […]

Soul Revival

Psalm 118:24

Hymns and psalms have a particular focus on the Lord.  They’re all about the strength of the Lord, His love, His mighty power, His faithfulness…. I could go on listing through His many, many attributes. Image Source We’re reviving our hearts at my church today.  It started earlier than today, though.  Revival happens daily when […]

Open Hearts to Judgment – Counter to the World’s View

Proverbs 27:6

Back when I talked about the difference between a real Christian and a hypocrite, there was so much more to say.  Many in this world ridicule Christians for judging others and being hypocrites.  Others see us as judgmental, yet they judge us most harshly. God gives us instruction in His Word about judgment and how […]