2 John 1:9

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9 ESV Please join me this week in praising our Father for being the loving, caring Vinedresser. Ask Him to show you which …

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The Vine and His Branches

John 15:5 (ESV) tells us that Christ also abides in us! That just blows me away! I wonder as David did: What is man that You are mindful of him,And the son of man that You give attention to him? Psalm 8:4 NKJV I try to be obedient to God and His Word. As I …

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Abide in Christ

For the past fifteen months, our Pastors have been preaching from the Gospel of John, verse by verse. There is so much information in there, so much to learn, that even with this intense study, I still find myself going back and researching some more. Several weeks ago, we were in John 15 and the …

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Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 ESV Please join me this week in praying for perseverance. Let’s pray that we, and our loved ones, are faithful to what God calls us to do. …

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Matthew 24:13

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.Matthew 24:13 ESV

Never Give Up

More than a decade ago, I decided I wanted to take up jogging. I bought an armband to hold my iPod, sports earbuds, and an outfit to “look” the part. I researched it (because I research everything :::pushes up glasses::: ) to see how best to start, the proper “way” to jog, etc. Several months …

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Testing Faith

Of course, following “a good day” (see yesterday’s post), there is a “not-so-good-day.” It was fine, but I just had to laugh at the circumstances that made it more trying than the previous day. I wondered, “Is this because I boasted about having a good day?” “Is it just impossible for me to have two …

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A Good Day

Yesterday was a good day. What made it a good day was the absence of stress (or at least a considerable decrease in pressure). It seems kind of pitiful that I dread five out of seven days of each week. I never wanted to be one of those working for the weekend or living for …

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I’m not using my time wisely. It’s frustrating. There’s so much to do that it gets overwhelming, then I get so overwhelmed that I just can’t do anything. It kind of reminds me of when I was a kid (or maybe I still do this), and I’d try something new. If I couldn’t do it …

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Happy Anniversary

We’ve been praying together for four whole years. I can hardly believe it. Thank you for your faithfulness and for your perseverance. There were so many times I wanted to quit. Satan crept in and filled me with doubt as to my accomplishing anything here. I felt isolated and alone like my words were falling …

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