So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12) Ah! The "Golden Rule" is so straightforward, isn't it? Sometimes we make things, especially religious things, far too complicated and complex. I love the Bible because it is so often … Continue reading Do to others what you would have them do to you.
by GLYNNIS WHITWER “The appetite of the lazy craves, and gets nothing, while the appetite of the diligent is richly supplied.” Proverbs 13:4 (NRSV) My husband and I used to laugh and say if it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done. Then we’d stay up all night to finish a project due … Continue reading When Life is Too Busy
by LISA-JO BAKER “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (Matthew 8:27b) (NIV) Sometimes on ordinary mornings, you can look up and find yourself in what feels like a tiny dinghy boat, surrounded by vast waters and a bleak sky. And those waters are choppy. You get the … Continue reading For the Days When it Feels Like Jesus is Asleep
by LUCILLE WILLIAMS “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. … Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!” (Genesis 1:27, 31a) (NLT) I can remember having body-image issues since I … Continue reading But I Hate My Body.
by LYNN COWELL “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” Luke 6:45 (NLT) You can still hear them today: words spoken by a teacher, parent … Continue reading The Final Say
by ARLENE PELLICANE “But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.’” (Numbers 20:12) (NIV) My daughter Noelle and I were giddy with excitement! We … Continue reading Second Chances
by KIA STEPHENS “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV) Excitedly, I shared my good news with her. She was someone I admired, a respected leader and a friend. I … Continue reading Courage For The Woman Who Feels Insecure
(Morning) Everything that can endure fire, you shall put through the fire, and it shall be clean. The Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. § He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He … Continue reading Daily Light (12 June)
Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9) When we hear of Christians in other places, especially where circumstances and times are difficult, or they are new in the … Continue reading Bless your people today