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The importance of a man's word

Growing up, my father stressed the importance of a man’s word. He was one who, if he made a promise, he kept it. There was a time when a man’s word was his bond. 775 more words


The Holy Alphabet

Although things are not perfect,

Because of trial or pain,

Continue in thanksgiving

Don’t even think of whom to blame.

Even when the times are hard, 134 more words


Your chant travels along The Orient 
climbing up my spine
as I wade into the Tigris 
my toes sip potions of purity
I was led to follow you here… 30 more words



It was late and I was tired. I danced carelessly around my emotional cliff and conditions began brewing for the perfect marital conflict.

I don’t remember exactly what was said or done—an all-too-common occurrence with our frivolous arguments—but I do remember my husband was irritating and he was wrong. 914 more words


Spit Out the Fear and Taste His Goodness

Today’s message from God Calling -A.J. Russell, bids us to “taste and see that the LORD is good.” (Psalm 34:8)  I’m thinking of the way I felt last evening, and of the heaviness I felt earlier this morning.  189 more words


Judge and Jury

John 8:15   You judge in the same way that everyone else does, but I don’t judge anyone.

My buddy sent me this article this morning with John 8:15 and I thought to myself, “This is going to be one of those things I don’t want to hear that I need to hear.” The basic concept we talked about this morning was if Jesus doesn’t judge and He is the only one that has a right to, then how can we judge.

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Why Pray a Specific Prayer?

We all know the importance of prayer. It’s our way to communicate with God and have a personal encounter with Him.

Prayer is where we can express our deepest feelings and thoughts to our Savior and know that He WILL be listening. 956 more words