In Jesus’s Name… Why?

In an overwhelming trial, if the standard for measure is feeling, the above question can be a cocktail of anger, bitterness, doubt, rage, despair, and fear. But feelings change from day to day, from hormonal level to the next, from circumstance to circumstance. I would like to submit that during any such occasion when a…

David’s Thanksgiving Praise for Covenant-Keeping God

1Chron 16 8 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 11 Look to the Lord…

Repentance and Truth Towards Escaping the Devil’s Trap

2 Timothy 2:25 (NIV) Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. To the proponents…

Praise Pause

I just pause to praise You, LORD, that You are greater than any human being, greater than any viciously treacherous act, even those done in secret. You are greater than our greatest enemy, Satan. You are greater than any problem, sickness, loss, failure, pain, grief, limitation, lack, past, sin. Thank You for all the things…

Daily Exercise

Yesterday, our small group had a one and a half hour physical exercise session. We decided that we would do it regularly as good stewardship of our bodies. I felt good even if at times during the exercise, I wanted to just fold up and lie down. Today’s YouVersion Verse is (NIV) 1 Tim 4:8…

Perfect Peace

Perfect peace regardless of trials is a result of keeping our minds steadfast, set on God, trusting, desiring, depending on Him—not in ourselves, not in other people, not in our abilities or possessions but on God because He is our reliable, eternal unshakeable foundation. Isa 26: 3 NIV 3 You will keep in perfect peace…

Stay with God

Wait, Be Strong and Patient, Put your hope and Take Courage in, Stay with the Lord Psalm 27:14 (NIV) 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (MSG) Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God. (CJB) 14 Put your hope in…

Anatomy of a Struggle

Sometimes what perpetuates a vicious cycle of disobedience is a lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6a My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Getting destroyed from disobedience due to a lack of knowledge has serious consequences. In a quest for better understanding in order to avoid being ensnared, here are some insights to the question:…

EVENT: Sheri Rose Shepherd California Tour October 2013

October 9 SACRAMENTO, CA Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Foothill Community Church 3710 Whittle Road Angels Camp, CA 95222 Topic:Chocolate for Your Soul Tickets: $10 BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Carla@fccangels.org October 11 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Friday, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Venture Christian Church 16845 Hicks Rd Los Gatos, CA 95032 Topic: Dancing on…

EVENT: Hope for Hurting Marriages: Rejoice Marriage Ministries in Los Angeles Oct. 25-27, 2013

http://rejoiceministries.org/los-angeles/ Speakers during the weekend will include: Charlyne Steinkamp Lori Steinkamp Lassen Dennis Wingfield and restored couple Greg & Missy The Westin Hotel Los Angeles Airport 5400 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 Hotel Reservations: 1-800-937-8461 Note: Mention Rejoice Marriage Ministries for discounted room & parking rates hotel room block not guaranteed after October…