Monday’s Meditation

God’s Definition of Love According to the Bible

Most of the time, we celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending cards, flowers and other gifts to people we love. Our kids love coloring pictures for their grandparents and cousins with lots of heart stickers to go along with it! ;) And of course they enjoy preparing Valentines for their classmates! Human love is expressed in […] Read more…

Sit Still

I found this selection in a devotional I have been reading called “Streams in the Desert”. It is a poem that sums up what God is saying to me lately! Sit still, my children! Just sit calmly still! Nor deem these days–these waiting days–as ill! The One who loves you best, who plans your way, Has not […] Read more…

Psalm 127:3

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him.” Psalm 127:3 Last Friday, I had a rough day. We had just returned from vacation and were trying to get back into the swing of things. My house was a mess, I was scrounging around for food before a trip into the nearest […] Read more…

Christmas is Costly

Christmas is Costly It cost Mary and Joseph the comforts of home during a long period of exile in Egypt to protect the little Babe. It cost mothers around Bethlehem the massacre of their babies by the cruel order of King Herod. It cost the shepherds the complacency of their shepherd’s life, with the call […] Read more…

Proverbs 31:25-26

This is the second-to-last devotion on Proverbs 31 that I will be sharing with you this year, one this week and one next week. I hope you have enjoyed looking with me at the characteristics of the Proverbs wife and seeking God in what He would have you be as a woman. Let’s look at […] Read more…

What’s the Point in Giving Thanks?

Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches and where I live, a snow storm is quickly approaching as well. As I sit here looking out at the rapidly falling snow, I am reminded of these verses in Isaiah 45: “I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut […] Read more…

Fear

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Are you ever afraid? Sounds like something you’d ask a child who is scared of the dark but it’s a question that’s very relevant to us! The other night I found myself […] Read more…

Proverbs 31:20-24

Proverbs is a book so full of wisdom and real life examples that we can apply to our every day lives. This is evident in chapter 31 when it describes the characteristics of a beautiful, resourceful and Biblical wife.  Even though I touched earlier on verses 20-22, when I read them again this morning, I […] Read more…

Psalm 23:4

William and I were talking the other night before he went to bed. He told me he was afraid of the shadows in the corner of his room, so we went in search of a Bible verse to comfort him. We found this, the New Living Translation of Psalm 23:4b, “I will not be afraid, […] Read more…

Psalm 23

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures,        he leads me beside quiet waters,  he restores my soul.”  Psalm 23:1-3 Today is a day where I need lots of restoring. I’m feeling sick and overwhelmed at the number of things I need to […] Read more…

Nothing Is Impossible

Last night I was thinking about a difficult situation that I want to have changed. I was very frustrated, feeling as though it could never turn out the way I’d hoped. Suddenly a Bible verse dropped into my mind: “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).  This verse is referring to Elizabeth bearing a child […] Read more…

Praise to God

Do you find it hard to express your feelings toward God, specifically in the area of praise? Sometimes I struggle with what words to say as I’m not a poetic person by nature. The book of Psalms contains beautiful poetic words of praise to God. Many of these Psalms are very special to me. I have read them […] Read more…

Helping Those in Need

I don’t usually read through the Parade magazine that comes in our Sunday paper, but I picked it up this morning to read about Angelina Jolie. She’s always intrigued me for some reason, and although her lifestyle isn’t something I’d choose, she said something interesting in the article.  “A refugee woman, living nowhere, raising five […] Read more…

Independence Day

What does “independence” mean to you? The freedom to live where you want, work where you want and worship where you want? Some of the very normal things we do each day of our own free will are taken for granted. Many Americans are not educated about the history of our country and I feel […] Read more…

Proverbs 31:16 – Being Financially Wise

For the past few months, I have shared how the Proverbs 31 woman provides nourishing food for her family, lives frugally and blesses others using her Spirit-given gifts. From what we read in verse 16, it seems she was also a woman of wisdom and financial sense. “She considers a field and buys it; out of […] Read more…

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