Gray Days: Thoughts on Discouragement

“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 When our children were little, we spent many hours reading together.  One of their most favorite stories was Dr. Seuss’ My Many Colored […]

Perseverance

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:4 The task didn’t come easy.  I struggled and labored, and struggled some more, yet it would not flow.  Was I forcing something I shouldn’t?  Was I trying to make something out of nothing?  God knows I’ve […]

Birthdays

“From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” – Psalm 22:10 (NIV) This is a busy time of year for birthdays in our family.  The younger ones are eager to celebrate their annual milestone in full party fashion, while the older ones claim, “It’s just another day.” and […]

Sticky Notes

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.” 2 Corinthians 12:7   Iwoke up with pain the day I needed to write this post.  I could barely focus on the keyboard, let alone put my […]

Mighty Hands

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145: 18 I hadn’t seen my dad in a few weeks.  My busyness got in the way of visiting the patriarch of our family.  I resolved myself to open the calendar to spend some time with him.  […]

The Jiffy Box

From time to time we’ll have guest writers share their stories of hope on the road. Today’s story is an amazing example of how God sometimes indulges his children’s desires to hear from him in a tangible way. Please read on to discover how attentive and magnificent our Lord truly is! We want to thank Paige for […]

Jetty Walking & Following Jesus

“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.” – Psalm 89:15 (NIV) Last Saturday afternoon, I spent some time wandering around at the beach.  Yup, just me and my trusty camera; taking in the sights and sounds of carefree ocean living.  Definitely, a little piece […]

Hurricane Sandy

“Carry each other’s burdens.” -Galatians 6:2 NIV   A tribute to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, our prayers go out to you. “But you, O Lord, be not far off; O my strength, come quickly to help me.”  Psalm 22:19 “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; […]