February 24, 2014
Book Review: A Look at the Painful “But if not’s” of Life
Carol Kent’s new book, Unquenchable, takes a hard look at the fiery struggles and trauma in the lives of believers who have walked through the painful, “but if not’s” of life. With transparency and honesty she identifies with those who have faced crises of belief, sometimes questioning God’s actions and their own faith as a result of difficult, life-altering events. Carol shares even more insights from her own personal journey involving her incarcerated son as well as other experiences from her own life and family members. Read more
December 25, 2013
This is the 25th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll return to my regular, weekly blogs after Christmas).
Day – 25 King of Kings and Lord of Lords
KING OF KINGS ROSE OF SHARON BLESSED CONTROLLER TEACHER JESUS ALPHA AND OMEGA MASTER
THE CHRIST SON OF GOD THE VINE THE WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE SAVIOUR GOOD SHEPHERD SON OF GOD
LORD OF LORDS WONDERFUL COUNSELOR MIGHTY GOD EVERLASTING FATHER PRINCE OF PEACE I AM
Jesus, all authority and power has been given to You by Your Father. And one day we will share Your glory and inherit all the throne privileges of Your royal throne forever. Even now, as we approach Your throne day or night, You will welcome our request. One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will delight in confessing You as King of kings and Lord of lords. Read more
December 5, 2013
Today is the fifth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.
Day 5 – Immanuel – God with Us
Lord, how is it that a righteous God could be “with us?” We are sinful. You are holy. You are in heaven. We live on earth.
Yet the very essence of Christmas is rooted in an eternal, loving plan that brought You here to live in us, with us, and through us.
Because of Christmas, You are now “with us.” Long ago men housed Your “presence” in a tabernacle made by human hands with supernatural instructions. But Christmas ushered in Your presence here on earth, walking among us, living with us.
You no longer live in columns of clouds or pillars of fire. Read more
September 3, 2013
Success–how should I prepare for it? What should I do? Where should I go? How should I plan? What does God really want? Every day you are preparing for something and Someone. Large task, small task? Doesn’t really matter. When you continually prepare, you’ll be ready for whatever God asks you to do. Here are four simple ways to prepare for success: Read more
July 1, 2013
The next time you find yourself in God’s waiting room through a personal loss, an unexpected difficulty, a severe test, or a “wilderness” time when you desperately need answers but can’t seem to find them, get alone in a quiet place and ask God these questions: Read more
April 22, 2013
“He tears me down on every side till I am gone; he uproots my hope like a tree.” (Job 19:10 NIV)
Some of you just read that and are asking, “Where is the hope in that verse?” In fact, right now some of you may be feeling like the one who spoke those words. Read more
February 4, 2013
How can a troubled heart find peace in the midst of turbulence? How can tears find a path to restored joy? Where do you go to find peace? Read more
July 16, 2012
Are you in need of a miracle? Would you like a more intimate walk with God? Does the word impossible fill you with discouragement or hope? I believe Linda Shepherd’s new book will give you some solid biblical truths to help you ask–and believe–God for the impossible. Read more
January 31, 2011
July 27, 2010
When you need a personal whisper from your Heavenly Father, where is He? In times of stress, distress, or tragic loss, do you ache for His arms to hold you and carry you through? The loss of some precious friends recently–a father and his teen-age daughter–prompted me to post this simple devotion. When does God want to be your Comforter? For all who need God’s comfort–and we all do–this one is for you: Read more