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…

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…

When God Doesn’t Show Up

I'll start off saying the title is a bit ominous, but it's not exact. It's more of the time when God doesn't show up until he does. The time that is days, weeks, months, or for some, even years. We've all prayed and had answered prayers and unanswered prayers. You're thankful when they're answered and…

Grace for the Journey

We all go through different seasons in our lives.  Sometimes life is flying by, and we are coasting through unscathed.  Other times we feel like we are climbing Mount Everest through knee-deep peanut butter and briar patches. Right now, I am dealing with the latter.  I am a perfectionist, and I am SUPER impatient.  These…