Give me a word, Lord: STOP AND SMELL THE POINSETTIAS

Luke 10:38-42 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to himContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: STOP AND SMELL THE POINSETTIAS”

Give me a word, Lord: FINDING JOY

James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James begins his book telling us to consider it pure joy, not simply joy, but PURE joy, when we face trials of many kinds. Was he crazy?Continue reading “Give me a word, Lord: FINDING JOY”

Give me a word, Lord: GOD IN THE VALLEY

2 Corinthians 4:8-10 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that theContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: GOD IN THE VALLEY”

Give me a word, Lord: PUTTING IN ALL IN GOD’S HANDS

I Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name trust in you,     for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is myContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: PUTTING IN ALL IN GOD’S HANDS”