A Recipe for Living

By my own admission, I’m a simple cook with limited abilities. I have a few “go-to” recipes in my culinary repertoire — but truth be told, I don’t enjoy cooking. More than two decades of […]

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The Journey

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to […]

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Why Is Trust So Difficult?

I’ve been thinking a great deal about trust lately. Why is it so difficult? Trust is as hard to earn as it is to practice. Earning someone’s trust requires time and effort on our part.  While trusting […]

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A “KEPT” Woman

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’ Numbers 6:24-26 […]

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Letting God Draw the Best Out of You

Just as you received Christ Jesus our Lord, continue to live in him. –Colossians 2:6 Wouldn’t you love it if you always had someone who drew the best out of you?!  Someone who saw the […]

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Revival

Mario and I are morning people! One of our favorite morning activities is having our morning coffee on the patio and reading a devotion together.  We utilize the available series on YouVersion and RightNow Media, […]

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Nothing Into Something

A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I […]

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Matthias

Acts 1: 26, Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles. I don’t know about you, but I love being #2.  You see, #2 usually […]

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Help Us Pray

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”(Romans 8:26) Prayer is simply […]

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Breaking the Chains

The movie, A “Christmas Carol” based on the book written by Charles Dickens is a favorite holiday classic about redemption. The scene when Jacob Marley’s ghost appears to Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley is laden down with heavy chains […]

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