Building Blocks of Faith

What makes us fruitful for God’s Kingdom? 2 Peter 1:5-7 shows us the building blocks of an active faith in Jesus that produces fruit: “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence: in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, […]

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Prayer Journey — Hope

This morning I think of my mom in your presence dear Lord, yet I grieve that she is gone from our midst. I pray this grief I feel will remind me of being separated from you dear God. May my heart long for your presence. May that feeling guide me with your wisdom. Help me […]

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November Publication Schedule

The first week in November will feature two new poems on the temporal nature of life. Posts for November 16 and 18 will feature a mini study on Jonah and second chances. Below is a recap of the schedule for November. Posts are usually published at 6 a.m. Sunday: “Sunday Praise”: A weekly scripture of […]

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Out of Options

She was about to prepare her last meal. There is a great drought in the land and she only has enough food for one more meal. Then she encounters a man who asks her to feed him. She explains her situation, but he tells her to use the last bit of food she has left […]

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Prayer Journey — Expectant

Can I pray with expectation dear Lord that you can do what seems impossible? I look upon so many situations and do not see any way possible for things to change. Yet you are a God of the impossible. You accomplish things in unforeseen ways, bringing hope into seemingly hopeless situations. Forgive my disbelief. Help […]

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Friday Faith

Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. – Hebrews 3:12-13 (NASB) […]

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Friday Faith

I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is […]

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Your Story of Faith

What is your story of faith? When we think of the people in the Bible like David and Moses, we know their story; how they struggled in life; their fervent prayers to God; their faithfulness even in distress; and their failures. We can read how they struggled yet remained true to God. Do people know […]

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