Don’t Hide From God!

Don't hide from God #devotional

Last week something caught my attention in II Chronicles 12 that I wanted to share with you today.  In verse 13, we are informed that King Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem. As a king, Rehoboam had an important job to do…. Continue reading »

I will be GLAD in the Lord

I will be glad in the Lord Psalm 104:34 b KJV

Turning on the news these days does not seem to bring me much gladness.  Have you ever come away feeling happy and uplifted after hearing about fires, floods, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis, violence and other catastrophes from all over our world? I suspected not. Me neither. The good news is… Continue reading »

Love Jesus ALL Year Long! (Christmas in July for Jesus)

Christmas in July for Jesus

At Christmas time, Christians tend to focus more on Jesus. We talk about Jesus being the wonderful GIFT to our world…and how much we should LOVE Jesus. As Valentine’s Day approaches…we speak of LOVE and remind others to also LOVE Jesus. By the time July comes…we’ve moved on…we busy ourselves… Continue reading »

Every Knee Shall Bow – Bible Verse and Poem

Every knee should bow Philippians 2:10,11 KJV

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:10,11 KJV I want to encourage you, my… Continue reading »

The Importance of Good Christian Music – Guest Post

The Importance of Good Christian Music

*Guest post by Glenda Thompson, musician, Hope Baptist Church, Joplin Joplin, MO. [Note about our guest author: Glenda has played piano for many churches in and around the country;  she started at a very young age;  her music seems to flow from her fingers and her heart.] Having been raised in a… Continue reading »

Consider the Great Things God Has Done For You

Consider the great things God has done for you #christinaquotes

I have a GOOD reason to serve God every single day!  Not only did Jesus pay the price for my sins so that I could enjoy Heaven, but He’s also done LOTS of GREAT things for me!  Even when I fail or sin, God is still yet mercifully GOOD! Today, I’m… Continue reading »

I Stand Amazed at God’s Goodness

I stand amazed at God's goodness #devotional #devotionalforwomen

Guest Post by Mary Sparks, Pastor’s Wife, Joplin, Missouri Count your blessings, name them one by one….. Have you had one today? two? three? more? Stop and just think about those “little things” that happen each day that we take for granted. Did the red light stop you and found… Continue reading »

Sometimes Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

Sometimes Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

Don’t you just wish that God answered our prayers immediately?  And sometimes things even get worse after we start praying! Where’s God?  Why isn’t He listening? Why isn’t God answering my prayers? God always works with a purpose, and His timing is always perfect!  But, do we really believe that… Continue reading »