7 Essential Qualities of Strong Faith

Stay in the Word of God until you can see it so clearly on the inside that you don’t need to see it on the outside. ~ Gloria Copeland God is faithful. Most of us have heard that statement, but have we ever really considered what faith requires? It is certainly not for the faint […]

What to Do When Things Get Tough: Consider Jesus

Anything under God’s control is never out of control. ~ Charles Swindoll When someone asks how you’re doing, do you often respond, “I’m OK, considering the circumstances”? Are you so wrapped up in what’s going on around you that you forget what’s going on inside you? It’s easy to do, I’ll admit, but there is […]

You are Already Blessed!

We learn to walk in the will of God when we learn to see the blessings God has given us and be more grateful. ~ Heather Bixler You are already blessed! How do I know that? Because God said so. He has already blessed us [provided us] with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. When? […]

How to Increase Your Joy!

Don’t minimize the power of little things to add joy to your life. ~ Joyce Meyer When was the last time you were exceedingly joyful? You know, over the top, filled with so much joy that you could hardly contain it? Did you notice joy’s companion – a grateful heart. True joy is always accompanied […]

You’ve Been Made! Know Who You Are in Christ Jesus

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. ~ Charles Stanley “You’ve been made!” If […]

Five Keys to Uproot Fear

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead you relax and float. ~ Alan Watts Faith grows. Jesus taught that, when He compared faith to a seed. As it grows, faith gets stronger, […]

Your Words Create Your Reality so ‘Watch Yo’ Mouth!’

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. ~ Yehuda Berg I find considerable wisdom in a simple concordance search of the Bible. I don’t even have to look up all the verses. Just the sheer number of times God uses one word versus another tells me the emphasis He puts on certain […]

If You Want to Succeed, Turn up the Pressure!

Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the ‘right’ pressure. ~ Shannon L. Alder When I was a kid, my mother had a mangle. For those of you who have never heard of such a thing, it was a big padded revolving disc that pushed against a heated plate […]

How to Receive Your Miracle

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. ~ Mary Manin Morissey Years ago, when I was in that awkward stage known as the 20’s (which are only marginally better than the teens), I used to rant at God. I was miserable, lonely and had no idea how […]

Sow to Reap: Tap the Power of Seedtime, and Harvest for Your Life

When you assess your own life, consider it with the eye of a gardener. Underneath the surface lies rich, fertile soil waiting to nurture the seeds you sow. Even more than you can imagine will grow there if given a chance. ~ Steve Goodlier I was dead-heading geraniums yesterday. Snapping off old seed heads to […]