Marching Into March

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the... Read more >>

Dress For Success

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." Colossians 3:12 Greetings! I love to look at wedding pictures, headshots people send with their biographies or what people wear to interviews and anytime they want to impress. There are hundreds of quotes about clothing and fashion but one we hear time and time again is, “Dress for success.” One of my favorite Dr. Charles Stanley principles teaches us to, “Look your best, do your best, be your best.” While it is important to present yourself at your best for each occasion, clothes... Read more >>

From Critical Confrontation to Crucial Conversation

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Romans 12:10 NLT The easiest times to love others are the holidays, with gatherings galore, or being snowed in together, with all the opportunity for quality time and fun memories, or planning a wedding, with all the showers and celebrations of the happy couple. The hardest times to love others are also the holidays, or being snowed in together, or planning a wedding. It’s impossible to talk about family and relationships without recognizing the conflict that is inherent with close relation and proximity. Longstanding hurts, unfulfilled traditions... Read more >>

Be Mine For All Time

“The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:22-24 NAS Throughout the month of February our prayer focus is on Marriage and Family; the first institution that God set into place after establishing the relationship... Read more >>

A Father's Love and Relationships

“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17 The Scripture tells us, that God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, and the sustainer of everything that He’s created … is our loving, heavenly Father. Not only ours, but yours and mine individually. That still stops me and makes me ponder the depth, breadth, and width of my Father’s love for me! What I’ve learned from the Bible is that I was not... Read more >>

The Love of God and Love For God

”Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” John 4:7-11 Love. Arguably the most used and misused word... Read more >>

An Invitation to Pray God’s Word Over Our Nation Throughout 2022

Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray. In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. Psalm 5:2-3 NAS The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to “Mobilize unified public prayer for America.” Despite what our name might lead you to think, we are praying and serving every day of the year. Our celebration and culmination of 364 other days of prayer coming together on the National Day of Prayer which, by... Read more >>

Hope in the Lord

"As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You. O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer. Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD." Psalm 31:22-24 NAS Greetings! Have you ever felt “cut off” from the Lord? Have you ever been in such despair that you lost hope? We have been receiving prayer requests from hurting and even some self-described... Read more >>

Something New in 2022

Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. Psalm 119:73 NASB I have been praying for you and hoping that as you celebrated the birth of our Savior that you took some time to be still and pray, not just into Christmas Day, but also pressing into this upcoming year. I am always in wonder of a God who does not leave us to wander aimlessly through life. The verse above is a prayer, in essence the pray-er recognizes God as the one who gave them life, designed their life and now... Read more >>

Pausing to Say, "Thank You"

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6-7 NASB We pray that you had a very Merry Christmas reflecting on God coming to dwell with us, Emmanuel! Before we rush into 2022, we want to pause to overflow with gratitude. No one has a perfect life or family; we receive prayer requests every day that take us to our knees before God asking Him to draw the lost... Read more >>