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

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

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)

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)

Choose Peace (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 2 of 4)

Psalms 34:14 (NKJ): Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Are you easily upset? Are you unhappy with how you react to negative circumstances in your life?  Well, good news, today we will discuss how to choose peace when our day and life does not go as planned. Last time, we discussed that in order to have and keep a Godly mindset … Continue reading Choose Peace (Getting and Keeping a Godly Mindset Day 2 of 4)

Holy Week: Day Three: Tuesday’s Teachings (Part 1 of 2)

Holy Week: Day 3: Tuesday Okay you all, this one is a big one, a long one. Tuesday seems to be the day Jesus did the most preaching and teaching. Now, considering Jesus knows His time is coming to an end, I can only surmise that his last “sermons” have great significance, and,therefore, should be closely studied. Mark 11:20-26 (NIV): In the morning, as they … Continue reading Holy Week: Day Three: Tuesday’s Teachings (Part 1 of 2)