I’ve been pondering something lately. I can get caught in a trap of worry, and it can feel impossible to escape. Unfortunately, this trap isn’t a physical trap, so I can’t physically get out. Worry is a trap that is totally within my own mind. However, my physical body still reacts as if it’s all real. […]
Recently, I took a piece of paper and began making a list of the basic beliefs to which I hold. What makes my “religion” different from all others? Why would I hold to a belief in the Bible, claiming that it is true above all other religious writings? Most of all, why do these differences […]
Wisdom is so absolutely essential to my life. The older I get, and the more I read in God’s Word, the more desperately I realize my need for God’s wisdom.
This week I have been doing a daily study of wisdom, only looking in the book of Proverbs. There is much more in my Bible than just what is found in Proverbs, but it’s all I’ve had time for this week. But it’s whetting my appetite, and I plan to continue this study.
James 1:5 is a wonderful promise, one that I have clung to many times already in my life. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (NIV).
“She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens” (Proverbs 31:15). I was all set to write about this verse, to talk about how important it is for a godly woman to get up early in the morning and to provide good food for […]
Our town is struggling with economic recession. A major factory in town has just announced that it is laying off workers. Jobs are scarce, and those low-paying jobs that are available are being sought by workers needing a second or third job. Debt is high. The number of families living under the poverty level is […]
I’ve noticed something about myself. Let’s say I have a problem, an impossible problem, something I can’t fix by myself no matter how hard I try. I have two options. My tendency is to stay up half the night worrying and trying to fix it anyway. This just makes me feel yucky the next day, […]
Isaiah 65:24 says, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” What a precious promise! This verse has been filling my head the last day, and God has been fulfilling this promise in my life, too. How sweet it is to […]