Obedience Can Be Hard – Part I

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.” Deuteronomy 28:1 (NIV)   As God has been changing me and I’ve been seeking to obey Him in all areas of my life,Continue reading “Obedience Can Be Hard – Part I”

Obedience with Finances and Time

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;” I Peter 5:2 (NIV)   Since approximately 2013, God has been working on our family concerning finances.  He has beenContinue reading “Obedience with Finances and Time”

God Provides Beforehand – Part II

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)   Last time we were together, I talked about how the power company informed us hours before a power outage that a crewContinue reading “God Provides Beforehand – Part II”

God Provides Beforehand – Part I

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (NIV)   Last week we had a very interesting thing happen to our family.  Bill and I were relaxing together watching TV and my text alert went off.  Not unusual but when I went toContinue reading “God Provides Beforehand – Part I”

The Best Fit For Our Family – Part III

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” I Peter 4:10 (NIV)   In the last two posts, I shared how God allowed two very different experiences when attempting to add a bearded dragon to our family of five plusContinue reading “The Best Fit For Our Family – Part III”

The Best Fit For Our Family – Part II

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it isContinue reading “The Best Fit For Our Family – Part II”

The Best Fit For Our Family – Part I

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 (NIV)   Last fall I spoke about how our littlest wanted a bearded dragon for Christmas and we ended up purchasing one that fall. Then I stopped talking about our new pet… for a reason.  Approximately three weeksContinue reading “The Best Fit For Our Family – Part I”