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purpose of suffering 

Suffering or pain is a necessary journey to empty us from our self-dependence.

The purpose of it is so that we can surrender our life completely to the Lord. 55 more words



By Margaret D. Mitchell

“The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served…”  -Genesis 39:2

One day, as I cleaned out a writing desk, I came across some lovely stationery from a few hotels I had stayed at while working as a flight attendant years ago. 598 more words

Love Good, Hate Evil

Let love be without hypocrisy.  Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. — Romans 12:9


But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 35 more words

Daily Devotionals

Vanderbilt Professor Dr. Carol Swain Says Her Faith Is Sustaining Her Amidst Backlash for Anti-Islam Column

A college professor, already stunned by the anger over her article that criticizes Islam, says her faith is sustaining her during the backlash. 136 more words


Thriving Is Simply Realizing Your Worth

(Job 33:4 NIV- THE SPIRIT of GOD has made me; the breath of THE ALMIGHTY gives me LIFE.)

This morning, I sit here pondering and treasuring the thought of GOD breathing HIS LIFE into our beings. 468 more words

A SPIRIT-Kissed Soul

God's Unconditional Love Showed Tawana Williams How Special She Really Was

“I just love the gift of drawing. It soothes me. It relaxes me. It makes me feel good about who I am.” 473 more words


Hip Pocket God


During my early years as a Christian, I came across the term ‘hip pocket God’ and  readily understood it referred to using or desperately calling on God ONLY when one needs Him….much like using a wallet from the back pocket. 183 more words