The old, antiquated, irrelevant Book isn’t.
It’s old. It’s antiquated. It’s not relevant to our times. We’re different now, it just doesn’t apply. The Bible. The Word of God. Many say that since it was written so long ago, it simply can’t apply to us now, because the writers didn’t know what today would be like, therefore, the Book is irrelevant […]
Even the ungrateful and wicked
Be compassionate as the Lord is compassionate. So… just be kind to people, right? No problem. I’m good! Are you? Are you really? Let’s back up a bit and see the words Jesus spoke just before these, “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward […]
Rest easy. Work hard. Huh?
Work hard? I thought we were supposed to rest in Jesus. What’s this all about? It can be confusing, can’t it? The truth is, we do both. We rest in the finished work of the Savior that redeems us. We work hard for the rewards given during our lives and at the end of days. […]
Name it! Claim it! Have it? No.
Tell God what you want, believe you have it, and it’s yours! Name it. Claim it. Have it! NOT! If that were the case, don’t you know Jesus would have never had a crown of thorns placed on His head? That He wouldn’t have taken a beating that would kill most men? That there would […]
I did it. I got hacked, y’all. I went on vacation and wrote my devotions, but didn’t record videos. I was selfish. Instead of sharing the beauty of my surroundings, I kept them to myself. I apologize. At the same time, I am glad I did that very thing. I unplugged and spent down time […]
Living in turmoil or grace?
Have mercy on me, O God, because of Your unfailing love. Have mercy on me, O God, because I fail you every day, but Your love never fails. Because of your great compassion, wipe out every trace of sins. Wash me thoroughly and repeatedly from all my missteps, poor choices, and the guilt from them. […]
We’re not supposed to really be afraid of God, are we?
Fear God? We’re supposed to be afraid of Him? In a sense, yes. We don’t like to think that we’re to actually hold a fear of God in our hearts, then we read Matthew 10:28, in which Jesus says, “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. […]
The Truth About Perfectionism
In this Saturday Sit Down with Faye, you’ll discover: What Is Perfectionism? Webster: a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptableBrene Brown: “the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame. It’s a shield.” She notes that according […]
How to have indescribable peace now
Peace. Oh, how we long for peace! We want our world to be free of drama and turmoil. We want our homes to be free of argument and stress. Mostly, we want our minds to be safe from all the peace-stealers out there. Trouble is, we never seem to find that peace in any form. […]
Do NOT just follow your heart!
How many times have you heard the advice, “Just follow your heart!”? How many times have you said it? Yeah, me too. The truth is, though, that’s not good advice at all. God, through Jeremiah, tells us in no uncertain terms that the heart/mind lies to us. It couches the ungodly in pretty clothing, enticing […]
If you’re doing wrong to others, you’re not loving.
Jesus said the commands to not steal, murder, commit adultery, and covet could be combined to say “love your neighbor as yourself.” Paul extrapolates this truth in Romans 13, declaring that love – real love – godly love – does no wrong to others. If we’re really loving, we’re not doing those things that we […]
The Only Way to Be Strong
Paul was winding up his letter to the believers in Ephesus and said so with, “a final word…” also seen as “and finally…” He had just given them many instructions, including how to relate to one another as spouses, as parents, as employers, and employees. (Yes, I know the words used are slave and master, […]