The Oil of Worship

“To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” Isaiah 61:3a When we look at the story found in 2 … Read More

You Need Jesus Because Jesus Loves You

“We have come into an intimate experience with God’s love, and we trust in his love for us. God is love! Those living in love are living in God, and God lives through them.” 1 John 4:16 (TPT). I was … Read More

The Importance of Christian Friends

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12. Two and a half years ago, my husband and I moved from our hometown to a new city three hours … Read More

Teaching Scripture in Your Home

“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.” Isaiah 54:13 “The highest privilege and purpose as a parent is to lead the child in the way of Christ.” Max Lucado   Beautiful daughter … Read More

Earthen Vessels

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7. Clay jars. In biblical times, they were prevalent because they were made from the most … Read More

Anoint My Head With Oil

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:5. There are many places in the Word of God where our Father refers to us as sheep … Read More

I Surrender to the Helper

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever‚—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know … Read More

Day Six: Two Gates, One Choice

“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and … Read More

Let the Light of Jesus Shine in Your Darkness

“It’s impossible to disappear from you or to ask the darkness to hide me, for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night. There is no such thing as darkness with you. The night, to you, is as bright … Read More

They Chose Barabbas

“But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us! (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept … Read More