Carefully determine what pleases the Lord Ephesians 5:10 NLT The New Year can often bring a mixed bag of emotions and memories for many of us. Some may have just experienced the best year ever and look forward to an even greater one looming ahead. Others may have just trudged through one deep struggle after […]Read More Start the New Year with A Blank Canvas
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 NLT As I write my last blog for 2017, my thoughts are focused on the Hebrew word, Shalom. Shalom is often translated ‘peace’, but the peace it talks of is much more than an absence […]Read More Bad things do happen in the world
‘Noah did everything just as God commanded him.’ Genesis 6:22 NIV The blessings of God can complicate your life. Don’t miss this. When God complicates your life, it’s not a curse, it’s a blessing. Complications are evidence of God’s blessing in your life. You could say if something in your life is from God, then […]Read More Just continue that thought
I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am Philippians 4:11 HCSB The principle of minimal disruption is the idea that, when changing a habit, we should change it as little as necessary in order to achieve the desired result. The reason is that it is easier to make small habit changes than […]Read More The Perfect Day
‘The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving’ Psalm 28:7 NLT. Something amazing happens when we let go of the reigns of dependence on people and totally trust on God. I am […]Read More Totally Reliant Upon [my] Saviour Today
Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. Psalm 116:7 NLT For several years, I have been reading a Psalm at the end of the day. I use these Scriptures to focus the last waking moments of each day to be still and quiet before God. Lately the […]Read More A new rest to embrace
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6) I’ve watched with interest over these last seven months as my oldest daughter, having returned home, after another camping job overseas, now needed to find a […]Read More The Lord told me … I think!