There’s No Such Thing as a “Jr. Holy Spirit”

“The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ Then Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’” 1 Samuel 3:10 “Your call will become clear as your mind is transformed by the reading of Scripture and … Read More

Joy: The Secret Weapon

“Count it all joy when you meet trials…” James 1:2 Brother James, what are you thinking? I don’t know about you, but when I am in a trial, joy is not my natural inclination. Instead, I respond like a toddler … Read More

Gratitude is Attitude; The Foundation of Joy 

“Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other  and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s  will for you … Read More

Day16: Walking and Talking with Jesus

“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 “Savior, worthy of honor and glory Worthy of all our praise, You overcame Jesus, awesome in power forever Awesome and great is Your name, … Read More

Walking in Christlike Love and Obedience

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told … Read More

Learning the Kindness of Christ

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the … Read More

Mom to Mom with Rebekah

Dear Mama, What does it mean to be a spiritual parent? It means taking upon ourselves the God- given mandate to train our children to know God, to follow His precepts, and to trust His plans wholeheartedly. Sounds simple enough in theory, … Read More

Treasuring Immanuel

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19 ESV) Singing along with those familiar favorites? “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…it’s the happiest  season of all!” Hearing the holiday classics on the … Read More

Practicing Joy

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the … Read More

The Prince of Peace

“For a child has been born-for us! The gift of a son- for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness.” Isaiah 9:6 (MSG) “Peace doesn’t … Read More

Remember Who You Are

“You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that  cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on … Read More