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Pray For Those With Cancer

Please pray for those with cancer. In 2020. Cancer was the leading cause of death worldwide claiming nearly 10 million lives. Another website said that heart disease was the leading cause of death in 2020. 6.3 million people worldwide have died as a result of Covid-19. I can’t tell you how many brothers and sisters …

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Hope Does Not Disappoint

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.Romans 5:5 NKJV I didn’t realize how much Paul wrote about hope in Christ until I began this week’s study. He was quite the encourager. He was also candid and …

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Hope, Dread, and the Observer

A Poem: Hope, Dread, and the Observer Two men.Their final week. Departing. Leaving. Dying.Yet, starting anew.Traveling. Moving on. The next life. Eternal life.Transcending. Tombstone: Born date – Died date.The dash in between. Life. Each life.What did they do?Human life. Seemingly the destination, but merely the transition.What did they learn?Did they have an effect?What lies ahead? …

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God is so good

This is so exciting–God is so good! I love when He shows me stuff. Yesterday I was looking for a specific Bible verse, but couldn’t find it. Last night I found it and looked up the commentary for it in my study Bible, which I wouldn’t have had time to do yesterday morning. The Bible …

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Where Is Your Hope?

Yesterday the Pastor ended the service with two questions for us:Where’s your hope?Do friends and family know where your hope is? I know the answer, “my hope is in Jesus,” and I know the phrase is throughout the Bible, but honestly, I struggle with it. To me, “hope” means something we’re uncertain of. I “hope” …

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Be Strong, Fear Not

Dear Father, Isaiah’s words (35:3-7 ESV) are my prayer to You:Strengthen the weak hands,and make firm the feeble knees.Say to those who have an anxious heart,“Be strong; fear not!Behold, your Godwill come with vengeance,with the recompense of God.He will come and save you.”Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,and the ears of the …

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For Those Who Love Christ

God can do great things through each one of us. We may not see it, but He does. We may be bedridden, homebound, incapacitated, but for those who love Christ, God will use us for His glory no matter what our situation. He has bestowed each of us spiritual gifts with which to be His …

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A New Heaven And A New Earth

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud …

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Rules to Live By

I read through all (or at least most) of my New Years’ posts from 2013 to 2020 and I think the one from 2013, A New Year’s Revolution, is what I want to strive for this year and every year (slightly modified from my original list). Here are my “Rules to Live By.” Do what …

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What if?

Saturday night I didn’t sleep a wink. Some of it was because of a stomach ache, some of it could’ve been because I drank too much coffee too late in the day, but most of it was my mind was racing. I found myself worrying about so many things. What if this? What if that? …

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