Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Make it Personal



Have you ever personalized scripture? It’s not a new concept, by any means, but this week the Lord laid a twist on a favorite Bible chapter on me. 

I have personalized 1st Corinthians 13: 4-8 often by replacing the word “love” with my own name—causing profound conviction.  I’ve also seen it used by people examining questionable acquaintances.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Get a Life

“A thief comes to steal and kill and destroy,
but I came to give life—life in all its fullness. 
John 10:10 ncv

Recently, a single friend moaned that she has “no life.” Between caring for her aging mother and bi-polar daughter, and working two jobs—one which is a 4:00am conference call with people in India and the other, a new business she opened—she has no time for a “life.” She has no time to do anything for pleasure or with other people who don’t need her—dining at nice restaurants, going to movies or concerts, or long walks on the infamous beach.

As I listened, I wondered what she might do differently so as to have a social life. I wondered what her “life” once looked like or how long ago she’d had one.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Straining to Stay the Course

 
“…straining toward what is ahead
... trying to reach the goal
 ...get the prize
for which God called me
through Christ to the life above.
Philippians 3:13b-14 ncv

 Straining, making extreme efforts, pushing and pulling…because “Livin’ Out Loud for Jesus” is not easy.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HOPE Revived for 2015



“You will feel safe because there is hope;
you will look around and rest in safety.” Job 11:18 ncv

Happy New Year!!!

In 2014, God gave me the word “steadfast” to lead me…and boy, did I need His steadfast love to endure it?! For 2015, I’ve had a strong sense of His giving me the word “hope” to take me through the upcoming year…and I am so excited to receive it!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Purpose or Problems? That is the question

What is my hope? Where is my focus? Is it on the purpose of my life or upon the problems of my life? Do my eyes stay on the goal or upon the obstacles? Purpose driven or problem sluggish?

The book I am currently reading…and am only into the 2nd chapter…is hitting me smack in the face. Convicting. Awakening. Thought-provoking. (This may turn into a book review as much as about the impact it is having on me.)