And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers,” Luke 22:31-32. When Jesus spoke these words to Peter, I wonder if he felt hurt, confused, … More When Sifting Comes
Last summer, one of my neighbors walked by saying that she was on the way to meditation class. More recently, my hairdresser told me she hopes to expand her salon to include a meditation room, since so many of her clients are stressed out and having nervous breakdowns. Apparently, meditation is the answer the world … More What are You Meditating On?
I will…. tell the next generation the glorious deeds of the LORD and His might, and the wonders He has done (Psalm 78:4). In a recent conversation with a woman I barely knew, she mentioned that her doctor had suggested bringing her college bound daughter to his office before leaving for school so they … More What Daughters Need Most from Their Mothers
Recently, I experienced a disappointment that cast me into a day or two of sadness and defeat. It required purposeful effort to bring my emotions under the control of the Spirit, realigning my thoughts with God’s truth. In other words, it took preaching the gospel to myself again and again until my heart was settled … More A Basketful of Encouragement