40 Days of Jesus: Day One

The time of Lent is upon us.  Celebrating the season of Lent is still fairly new to me.  I used to think that it was something only Catholics did, but when I joined a Methodist Church I was delightfully introduced to the celebration.  While I no longer attend a Methodist church, I continue to celebrate the season as it has become an integral part of … Continue reading 40 Days of Jesus: Day One

Meditation Monday: An Attitude of Humility

Yes, I know I am a day late, but better late than never. Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJ): 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. The world screams for us to look out for number … Continue reading Meditation Monday: An Attitude of Humility

Sometimes We Have to Feed the Greedy To Reach the Truly Needy

Today, this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for God’s gentle reminders/nudges. Have you ever been approached by a stranger asking for money and you are not sure what to do?  After all,  you don’t want to be gullible and fall victim to a con man, right? I faced this dilemma earlier this week…in a sort of amusing way. I was out grocery shopping.  I was … Continue reading Sometimes We Have to Feed the Greedy To Reach the Truly Needy

Meditation Monday:Desire Conceived Gives Birth to Sin

James 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; Here we are warned that our own desires will tempt us.  Those desires first appear as thoughts and feelings.  Those things are not sin until we stop to think upon them, yield to those desires instead of resist … Continue reading Meditation Monday:Desire Conceived Gives Birth to Sin

Don’t Let Your Walk Become Fifty Shades Darker

Ugg.  The sickness has hit my house this week.  We are on the mend, but I am a little behind on blogging.  As it is Thursday, I won’t begin my new series on sexual integrity until next week, but here’s something that needs to be said today. Please be warned, this is a little harsh.  I tried to write this in a non-offensive manner (seriously, I … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Walk Become Fifty Shades Darker

Meditation Monday: Set Your Mind on Things Above

Our Meditation/Memorization Verse of the Week: Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.  5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Set Your Mind on Things Above

Have an Attitude of Gratitude (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset: Day 4 of 4)

We have been learning how to get a keep a Godly mindset in 2017.  We have learned about being positive, choosing peace, and daring to hope.  Today, I want us to ask ourselves, “Am I grateful for the things I have?”  Do my thoughts and actions show an attitude and heart of thanks or am I filled with complaints and hurts? Colossians 2:6-7  Therefore as you … Continue reading Have an Attitude of Gratitude (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset: Day 4 of 4)

Meditation Monday: Let No Corrupt Word Proceed From Your Mouth

Starting today, every Monday will be dedicated to meditating on and memorizing scripture. Truly, all of Ephesians 4 & 5 have been speaking to me, but today we will focus on Ephesians 4:29-32: 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Let No Corrupt Word Proceed From Your Mouth

Dare to Hope (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 3 of 4)

Are you a realist?  Do you not dare to hope for the fear of being disappointed?  Well, not only do I believe it is perfectly acceptable to God to hope, I think it is essential to getting and keeping a Godly mindset.  If you missed our first two installments in this series, please check them out by clicking the following links: Be Positive Choose Peace … Continue reading Dare to Hope (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 3 of 4)