Yes, Lord. You are faithful. You are that sure place. Our constant. We can depend on Your unfailing love. Help us find joy in Your Presence regardless of our circumstances, because Your joy is our strength. We need Your strength. We need Your peace. Help us live in the moment because You are in the moment with us. read more
Do I realize that God's glory comes from within and isn't contingent on my circumstances? The maple tree must know this because it is rejoicing with magnificent color, even though winter is coming. Do I walk in the knowledge that my life can give praise simply for who He is in the face of barren, bleak circumstances?
Paganini, a famous Italian violinist said, "Music is not in the instrument, but in the soul." read more
I ask that You give us discernment between evil and good, truth and falsehood. I ask that You replace our fear with courage, our confusion with peace, for You are not a god of confusion, but a God of peace. I'm so thankful for that.
Together, we bring America before Your throne of grace and plead for mercy for a land that once shouted Your Name to the world and now hides behind political correctness. Forgive us Lord. Forgive us for not becoming angry sooner and making our voices heard. read more
Freely given is His peace "lying so deeply within the human heart that no external difficulty or disturbance can reach it."
And His peace remains for the child of God, a deep cistern of calm in the midst of the fiercest storm. read more
I bring my friends -- my readers -- before Your throne of grace. I ask that You shower them with Your many blessings of favor. Cause them to dance in the joy that You are with them and You delight in their love. Let them find Your faithfulness in all things that concern them. read more
Sweet friend, is your path veiled by fog also? Do you find yourself confused, afraid -- maybe disillusioned by this thing called faith? The Lord desires to make Himself known to you. Call out to Him. Dare to take Him at His Word.
And allow Him to take your hand and lead you by the light of His love through the shroud of fog and the darkness from your past. read more
Lord, You are my strength when I am weak. You are my peace when my spirit is disturbed. You are my song when I am weary. What would I do without you? If I shouted my praise to the highest mountain -- it would not be enough. If I literally spent my life worshiping You from sunup to sundown -- it would not be enough. You alone are worthy of all praise. It is You, Lord, that I love. read more
Tears began to flow like the river below. Hands raised in sweet surrender, hearts yielding to the gentle whispers of the Holy Spirit bidding us to come. One by one rocks were released. I watched as mine hit the water. It broke the surface and then the water came up and over to symbolically consume the burden of my heart. read more
You are my anchor that keeps me from drifting into turbulent waters where I will surely drown. You keep my feet from slipping on the shifting sand that blows beneath me from shores I don't recognize -- from painful memories and personal places of struggle. You are faithful, Lord. And good -- so good to Your children. Thank you. read more