Do You Write Thank You Notes?

a devotional response to I Thessalonians 1:1-8  – I Thessalonians, Day 1 Paul, the Apostle, wrote thank you letters!  Here I thought it was a southern tradition, and all the time it was right there in God’s Word!  I Thessalonians 1:1-8 records one of his thank you notes. He began his thank you note with…

Three Steps to Guarding Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Physically, I protect my heart by monitoring the type of food I eat, by managing stress, and by exercising.  At least that is what I plan to do.  Sometimes I am successful. But Proverbs 4:23 is speaking…

Christ, the Everlasting Light

Lost, my heart knew only darkness; Hostile to the Lord of love. Craving every sinful pleasure without thought for God above. Restless wandering filled each new day; Sleepless agony each night. My heart stumbled at the thought of Christ, the Everlasting Light. His arm pulled me from the darkness; Broke sin’s bond that held me…

In Remembrance

To all who have been touched by the horrors of war, the despair of destruction, the agony of loss, may God grant you healing, and peace, and grace. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe. II Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of…

Without His Grace

A pauper, cast upon a stone, rejected, dying, and alone. This is my life without Your grace. Broken, drifting, never still. Self at war against Your will. This is my life without Your grace Nothing in me that can atone; only Your mercy, You alone, can fill my heart with hope and grace. Before You…

Jesus Still Saves

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: Jesus still saves. He still saves. He still resurrects the broken. Anytime his word is spoken, hearts can hear. He still saves. Jesus still saves. Hear His voice of mercy pleading. Understand His arms…