Well Done!

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up” Hebrews 12:1-3. Continue Reading »

He prowls!

“Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith” ~ I Peter 5:8-9.

The devil will attack anywhere, even through the tiniest crack.  He prowls with intent to devour.  He doesn’t want to distract you for a second or give you a boo-boo that needs a band-aid.  He wants to kill, steal, and destroy.  Satan is sneaky, deceitful, bitter, and aggressive.  His desire is to attack until there is nothing left. Continue Reading »

Healing Hands

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“He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.'” ~Exodus 15:26

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He knew the way.

“And you know the way where I am going” ~John 14:4.

A month ago I drove down to Las Cruces, New Mexico to take my National Board Exam.  For years I have had major test anxiety.  I had absolutely no problems with classwork, writing 1500 word papers, or answering weekly questions but the minute I saw a quiz or test my chest would constrict and I would have trouble breathing.  This has been my lot in life from a little child til very recently.  Continue Reading »

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance” Romans 5:3.

Today, one of the strongest women I know went in for surgery to have her breasts and some lymph nodes removed.  She is beautiful.  She faces every challenge with great determination.  She has an indescribable joy that blows me away.  Her smile is the most infectious anyone has ever seen.  People flock to her.  She can ALWAYS be counted on.  She is dedicated to serving others with a positive attitude.  Her husband adores her.  Her kids know her value.  She is respected.  Those who meet her go out of their way to show her love.

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“The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.  So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers” Proverbs 24:5-6.

Is school really worth it?  What is the point of an education, when teenagers get jobs faster than a person with a graduate degree?  Why even bother learning all the stuff when it just leaves your brain after taking a test? Continue Reading »

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity” I Timothy 4:12.

I haven’t been very faithful with writing in my blog.  I felt very blah about writing.  I go through several rough patches throughout the year when it comes to writing.  I have chalked it up to writer’s block.  I have chalked it up to being distracted with other things in life.  Yes, those are real things but looking at it from a different vantage point I think the real issue is insecurity. Continue Reading »