Up with Prayer

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NKJV I have to admit that I was one of those people who couldn’t even imagine what it meant to “pray without ceasing.”  After all, if I’m praying every moment, how do I have time […]

An Invisible Shield

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In Bible times, great warriors and kings had armor bearers, those who walked before them carrying their shield.  Whether that shield truly protected them from the arrows of their enemies, I’m not sure.  You and I probably don’t expect someone to walk in front of us with a shield to protect us from others, but […]

Comfortable Faith

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I’m always amazed that there are people in the world who can do incredible things. They seem to enjoy doing skydiving or mountain climbing, or even speaking in front of a group.  They not only do those things, but they are totally comfortable doing them.  Other people have jobs that come with great responsibility. They […]

Let Hope Surround You

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One of the outcomes for any of us when we are hit by a crisis, whether it’s a health crisis or some other form of difficulty, is that we can lose hope.  Losing hope is like pulling all the shades and denying that there is still light outside. We’re surrounded by everything that only adds […]

Because of Who He Is!

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Having a stroke is a serious thing!  There are times when I have wondered why I am still alive, or why I recovered as well as I did.  It could have gone some other way and I recognize that.  There were many times after I first came out of the induced coma, when I wondered […]