God is Thinking About Us

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ~ Jeremiah 29:11 KJV When I was 19, before heading off to Bible college, a sweet lady made me an embroidery-stitched picture with the… Continue reading »

How to Get Past the Hurdles in Life’s Journey

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If you’ve ever been on a really rough road trip (you know — one in which everything seemed to go wrong), then you also know how sweet and good it feels to have FINALLY arrived “safe and sound” to your destination… all in one piece. Don’t you appreciate the RELIEF… Continue reading »

Where is your faith?

“And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.” – Luke 8:25 KJV One day, Jesus got into a ship with his disciples… Continue reading »

Why I’m a Guilty Sinner and Needed Forgiveness

Today I want to express how grateful and thankful I am for my Salvation. So, why would I even NEED salvation?  After all, I don’t consider myself that “bad of a sinner“… I haven’t robbed any banks or committed any murders or stole my best friend’s husband. In fact, I’ve… Continue reading »

Finding the Time to Pray

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*Updated 4/3/2019 – Originally posted June, 13, 2019 The most common frustration for tired, weary Christians in our hustle and bustle modern society is that, “I just don’t have the time to pray!”. But can you imagine if I told my husband that I just don’t have time to talk… Continue reading »

In the Thick Darkness

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*Originally posted April 5, 2017. Pin this here:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/138204282296240721/ Guest Post by Kathy McCullough, Pastor’s Wife, Hillcrest Bible Baptist Church, Arkansas City, KS Life often comes at us fast (as an insurance company used to advertise) leaving us in an undesirable situation that we do not like–a dark situation! We may… Continue reading »

Do You Have Confidence That Your Prayers Are Being Heard?

And this is the confidence that we have in him I john 5:14 kjv

I’ll be honest.  Sometimes it seems like my prayers are just hitting the ceiling.  But, those thoughts are certainly not from the Lord. These thoughts stem from: – The lack of faith Dig into God’s Word more.  Reading and hearing God’s Word increases your faith. “So then faith cometh by… Continue reading »

10 Ways to Have a Positive Attitude About Your Day

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*Updated March 12, 2019. Originally posted February 24, 2016 It seems that in today’s society, we have a lot of whiners and complainers. As a child of God, you and I must realize that this displeases the Lord.  (Numbers 11:1)  When you pinpoint the root of the problem, it’s all… Continue reading »

For We Walk by Faith — Just Take the Next Step

For We walk by faith not by sight. II Corinthians 5:7 KJV #faith #bibleverses #devotional sight. II Corinthians 5:7 KJV #

*Updated 3/5/2019; Originally posted July 22, 2015 Do you feel that you don’t have much FAITH? No one ever plants a little seed without a little faith that it will grow someday… One will water and wait patiently and expectantly for the sprout to make it’s first grand appearance.  The… Continue reading »

What’s Better than Owning Rubies?

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Ruby is one of our four precious gemstones (the others are emerald, diamond, and sapphire). Ruby’s red color comes from the mineral, corundum, one of the hardest minerals on Earth. (Coming in second place to the diamond.) The most sought-after shade is blood red or crimson (with a hint of… Continue reading »