Sep 262013
 
Reflections On Transitions

 Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. ~ Gilda Radner ~ I pass the wooded area  in this photo almost every day when I’m out walking my dog. He knows the route and I’m content to let him lead the way. I have no problem allowing him to think he’s [...]

Oct 022012
 
The Pattern Of Gracious Love

If a person owns the kinds of things we need to make it in this world but refuses to share with those in need, is it even possible that God’s love lives in him? My little children, don’t just talk about love as an idea or theory. Make it your true way of life, and live in the pattern of gracious love. 1 John 3:17-18 [...]

Aug 032012
 
The OATH

My enemy has been telling me lies about myself for just about as long as I can remember.  And I’ve been repeating them… because I believed them. Lies about my intelligence, my abilities, my looks, my body, and on and on. I won’t write any of them here, and I will try my level best to never, ever give voice (or thought) to any of [...]

Jul 302012
 
The Father's Extravagant Love

See what an incredible quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should be permitted to be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him. 1 John 3:1(AMP) Prior to adopting my daughter I didn’t really [...]

Jul 092012
 
Day 28 | What The World Offers

Don’t fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love it’s corrupt ways don’t have the Father’s love living within them. All the things the world can offer to you – the allure of pleasure, the passion to have things, and the pompous sense of superiority – do not come from the Father. These are the rotten [...]

Jul 022012
 
Day 27 | Live In The Light

The one who claims to be in the light while hating a brother or sister is in the darkness even now. The person loving a brother and sister stays in the light, and there is nothing in the light that causes a person to stumble. 1 John 2:9-10 (CEB) I’ve noticed a trend in this Bible study series regarding “The Light.” Several of the topics contain [...]

Jun 212012
 
Day 26 | The Path Jesus Walked

My little children, I’m writing these things to you so that you don’t sin. But if you do sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one. He is God’s way of dealing with our sins, not only ours but the sins of the whole world. This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments. The one [...]