Take Initiative

“The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.” Isaiah 32:17 (NIV)   I’ve always been good at following directions. I’m the youngest in the family and was raised by all “oldests,” so following directions comes naturally to me in most areas. However, three years ago when IContinue reading “Take Initiative”

The Rest Will Fall Into Place

“himself firmly over his kingdom, for the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great” II Chronicles 1:1 (NIV)   I noticed something this morning when I was hanging the laundry outside and chatting with God. I was telling Him about my problems, issues that while not insurmountable, seemed big to me,Continue reading “The Rest Will Fall Into Place”

Trials Have a Purpose – Part II

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” I Peter 5:8 (NIV)   We spoke last time about the battle I faced earlier this year. What was so powerful for me during this fight was that as the enemy is feeding meContinue reading “Trials Have a Purpose – Part II”

Trials Have a Purpose – Part I

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” II Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)   Everybody in life has trials and struggles and difficult days. It’s just part of living and will be until we finally get toContinue reading “Trials Have a Purpose – Part I”

Hating it with the Right Attitude

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:25 NIV)   God has been working on my attitude for the past six years. Okay, let me be completely honest. God has been working on my attitude my whole life. One of myContinue reading “Hating it with the Right Attitude”