In our rural community, we experience power outages due to severe winter weather. We prepare by placing ice bags in our freezer, and no one lifted the lid. We hunker down next to the fireplace, play board games, and heat our dinner on the gas stove. If the impending outage is expected to last more than a day, we choose sleeping spots near the fireplace. Our children inform us that candlelight is bright enough to play board games but too … Continue reading →
As my car crawled along the automated car wash track, my thoughts drifted to times past, when my husband and I would take our children through the car wash for the express purpose of playing, “Watch the Bubbles.” “Daddy, my bubble is racing yours!” our son would say. “Mine is turning swishy circles!” our daughter would say. I stroked my silver-steaked hair and prayed, “God, why do I still want to watch bubbles? My children are driving their own cars … Continue reading →
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 NIV At first glance, the thought that there is a blessing in our wounds sounds absurd. No one in their right mind knowingly asks for an insult or wound, let alone a disease or life-altering loss. However, as I was preparing my heart for Thanksgiving, I was suddenly … Continue reading →
Our Thanksgiving gathering wasn’t what I hoped for. Circumstances built a siege against us….Continue reading →
Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes! ~Psalm 119:12 NKJV Recently, while I was at a local restaurant, I kept feeling a nudge in my spirit to go to a clothing store when I finished eating. As I arrived there, I recognized a homeless man named Mike. We struck up a conversation. “I can’t give you money, but I’ll be glad to buy you a meal.” I pointed toward the restaurant. “Can I get a hot dog? Or … Continue reading →
We can’t sit beside a lake every day, but we can have the peace Jesus promised us…Continue reading →
Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
11 The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.
Exodus 4:10-11 ESV.
Have you ever experienced God asking you to do something, and in the flesh, you know that you couldn’t do it?Continue reading →
He was in a fight for his life. He knew who he was—he would be king. God chose him. But the reigning, evil ruler refused to give up his throne. He pursued the young ruddy shepherd to kill him. Saul wanted to show David who was stronger. David, however, was resilient and sharp. He knew where to hide and how to fight. After all, he had killed lions, bears, and even a giant. How could Saul overtake him? But even … Continue reading →
The devil not only did not defeat God, he could not even defeat God’s angels…Continue reading →
I know His name And He knows mine I call His name And He is there He loves and comforts He guides and provides Jesus is His name Do you know Him, as I? Copyright 2020: His Name: Author Glenda Shouse: All Rights Reserved Meet Our Contributor GLENDA SHOUSE Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer who is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and other ministries. She is Editor and a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and … Continue reading →