We will never enjoy life unless we make a quality decision to do so. Satan is an expert at stealing and our joy is one of his favorite targets. Nehemiah 8:10 tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength. In John 10:10 we are told that "the thief" comes to kill, steal,… Continue reading Choose Life!
One of my favorite stories is about a farmer's donkey that fell into a dry well. The animal cried pitifully for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do for his poor donkey. Finally, he concluded that the well was too deep, and it really needed to be covered up anyway. Besides,… Continue reading Shake It Off
This scripture clearly says that death and life are in the words we speak. It's so important that we learn to control our mouths, but we need to make sure we do it the right way. I think some people try to control their mouths but do nothing about their thoughts. That's like pulling off… Continue reading Choose Better Thoughts, Reap a Better Life
Early in our marriage, Dave and I had some rough years, and a lot of it was because I needed God to heal me from my past of being abused sexually, emotionally and verbally by my dad. Through a lot of tears and difficult moments of choosing to forgive instead of getting revenge, God brought… Continue reading Letting God’s Love Overcome Past Hurt
Many serious things are going on in this world, and we need to be aware of them and prepared for them. But at the same time we need to learn to relax and take things as they come without getting all nervous and upset about them. We need to learn how to enjoy the good… Continue reading It’s Okay to Laugh
Complaining is a sin! It is a corrupt form of conversation that causes many people a great deal of problems in their lives. It also opens many doors for the enemy. Words are containers of power. Complaining, grumbling words carry destructive power. They destroy the joy of the one doing the complaining and can also… Continue reading Complain and Remain, Praise and Be Raised
Where does love fit into your list of priorities? Jesus said, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you" (JOHN 13:34 NKJV). It seems to me that Jesus was saying love is the main thing on which we should concentrate. The apostle Paul states that "faith,… Continue reading Love: Your First Priority
Never say or think negative things about yourself, such as, "I never do anything right. I'll never change. I'm ugly. I look terrible. I'm dumb. Who could ever love me?" Matthew 12:37 says, "By your words you will be justified...and by your words you will be condemned." Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) says, "As [a man] thinketh… Continue reading Use Your Words to Succeed at Being Yourself
Obey God in every little thing, and you will enjoy an excellent life. Be diligent in your obedience. Learn to live your life before God and not before man. Go the extra mile and do all the little things that God tells you to do, even though nobody else may ever know. Put your grocery… Continue reading Our Standard Is Jesus
Don't run around seeking counsel from just anyone. Pray first, asking the Lord whether it is His will that you go to another human being for counsel or whether He desires to counsel you Himself. In my own life I have had many, many problems, yet I never went to anyone else for counsel with… Continue reading Go to the Throne Before the Phone!