My Portion

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. ~ Psalm 16:5-6 Is the Lord your portion? Are you content with the portion that He assigned you? These are questions that we, as believers,…

In the Dark

I have been an avid hiker since the age of 19. I love the solitude and the changes in scenery. Over my 20 something years of hiking, I have come to realize that I don’t enjoy walking in the heavy forested paths. My tendency is to charge through that part to get to the mountaintop.…

His Love

Absolutely nothing can tear us from His Love.  Sometimes we need a reminder. Just call us Israelites. One more trip around that mountain’ll do us some good, eh?  We are not alone in this. Just might need to hit the pause button to create a break in the midst of our selfish tendencies as humans…

Pruning

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me,…

In the Valley

I’ve been reading (for the 2nd time) a book by Tozer called Alive in the Spirit. He wrote something that stood out to me concerning the person of the Holy Spirit and how we miss the point when we don’t seek out a relationship with Him. We ask for the gifts of the Spirit like…

How to Win a War

I recently read a book called “Building Better Families” by Matthew Kelly.  He discussed many topics related to raising amazing children.  I was reading the book for obvious reasons, but God spoke to me in an unexpected way. In one portion, Kelly listed out how to win a war.  Here is what he wrote: Know…

Poker Table

From the first time I heard the word, perspicacity, I was intrigued by it, because it encompasses several important abilities that we as followers of Christ should either possess or strive to posses. The simple definition is keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration. The way it was presented to me was simply understanding…

Being Needy

"They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, Hosanna to the Son of…