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 »

I Have Enough.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. I Timothy 6:6 kjv

Because Jacob swindled Esau out of his birthright and had also stolen the blessings that were to be given to Esau by his father, Isaac (Genesis 27), Jacob feared for his life while returning home to meet Esau, even though it was years later since these incidents. These two brothers… Continue reading »

Double Your Portions this Year

Bible Verse Image Thou art my portion Psalm 119:57 kjv

I tell you there’s nothing so satisfying as having a second helping of my favorite dishes, such as homemade chicken and noodle soup. What’s your favorite dish that you just can’t resist but have a second serving? While we’re encouraged as women to “watch our weight” and cut down on… Continue reading »

Have You Tasted and Seen the Lord’s Goodness?

Psalm 34:8 says, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.“ In this Bible verse, there are two important action verbs… TASTE and SEE. To “taste” something, you have to put a bite of substance into your mouth. To “see” something,… Continue reading »

In the Thick Darkness

Draw night to God and He will draw nigh to you - James 4:8 KJV Image

*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 »

What’s Better than Owning Rubies?

What's better than owning rubies - devotional

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 »

Is Someone Ruffling Your Feathers?

You're better off letting God take care of it. #watercolorart #swanart

There are people who will “ruffle our feathers” in life. It’s unavoidable. We all know people who are annoying and will irritate us to the point of insanity. In all fairness, many people don’t intentionally try to upset us. We have so many different personalities that cause conflict with each… Continue reading »

The 10 Second Prayer

The 10 Second Prayer

*Originally Posted March 30, 2016 – Updated December 4, 2018 Do you know that each prayer doesn’t have to be an hour long? Or even 10 minutes long?  We’re to pray without ceasing. (I Thessalonians 5:17) So how can one pray without stopping and still get all their daily tasks… Continue reading »

How to Stay Away From Sin

*Updated: November 27, 2018 Note: This devotional was originally posted on my youngest son’s 16th birthday, July 6, 2016. (He’s now 18)  This young man brings me joy and never ceases to put a smile on my face or make me laugh.  Rarely can you take a “normal” snapshot of him. … Continue reading »

But God is With Us

But God is With Us

Good morning to you! This morning I’m sharing a “mini devotional”, as I am busy this week with food and family preparations going on for Thanksgiving Day.  (By the way, I wish you and your family a “Happy Thanksgiving”. I hope you can enjoy some time with your family.) The… Continue reading »