25 Days of Grace (Day 14) Entering Into Their Trials

25 Days of Grace (Day 14) Entering Into Their Trials

TODAY'S TRUTH “Weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:12 She sat on the edge of the couch weeping.  From her perspective, life was more than she could handle and she was completely overwhelmed. As her mother, all I wanted to do was to correct her thinking so that she would calm down.  I wanted to objectively explain her circumstances - in light of truth.  I wanted to make everything better.  Thankfully, her father intervened! He calmly motioned...Read More
25 Days Of Grace (Day 13) Seeing Life Through Their Eyes

25 Days Of Grace (Day 13) Seeing Life Through Their Eyes

TODAY'S TRUTH Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep."​ ​Romans 12:15 ​"​With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,​" Ephesians 6:18​ ​"​Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.​" Proverbs 27:9​ “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6: 2 “ Two are better than one, because they have a...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 12) When and How to Use Modern Technology

25 Days of Grace (Day 12) When and How to Use Modern Technology

TODAY'S TRUTH ​"​I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible.​" 1 Corinthians 7:35 ​​"​Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions​."​ Proverbs 4: 25 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 In this age of technology much of what we do is done on the computer or cell phone. It is easy to...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 11) The Gift of Silence

25 Days of Grace (Day 11) The Gift of Silence

TODAY'S TRUTH ​"​My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.​ "​James 1:19 ​ "​When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.​" Proverbs 10:19​ "​Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.​"​​ Proverbs 17:28​​ My family had all gone their separate ways and I began making my morning rounds. I straightened the cushions on the couch, gathered...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 10) Relating on Their Level

25 Days of Grace (Day 10) Relating on Their Level

TODAY'S TRUTH: “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31 "I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 9) Humility is the Key

25 Days of Grace (Day 9) Humility is the Key

TODAY’S TRUTH: “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…” Colossians 3: 12 "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.​" ​ Ephesians 4:2 "Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.​" ​1 Peter 3:8 "Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.​" Ephesians 4:32​ As our children were growing up, my husband and I would regularly take the time...Read More
25 Days of Grace (day 8) The Gift of Tuning In

25 Days of Grace (day 8) The Gift of Tuning In

TODAY’S TRUTH: "O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord." Psalm 139:1-4 I opened my laptop to get some work done and took a quick detour to Facebook just to see what was happening there. To my...Read More
25 Days of Grace (Day 7) Provisional Grace

25 Days of Grace (Day 7) Provisional Grace

TODAY’S TRUTH:  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.” James 1:17  “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 “Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.”  Proverb 15:16 “I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”  Psalm 13:6 The other night I walked into our bedroom and found my husband sitting at his desk. In front...Read More