God’s Word Refreshes, He Restores our Souls

Do you ever feel defeated? Everything is going wrong. No matter what you try it seems things just don't work out. You feel frustrated and at the edge of despair. And you are just ready to give up. Can anything else go wrong? In Psalm 143:3 AMPC David says, "For the enemy has pursued and [...]

Standing Strong in Fearful Times

Living fearlessly means living with your eyes glued on the Lord, not on your circumstances. Focusing on who God is and what He is able to do changes everything. In the book of Daniel, we read about the men who were thrown into the fiery furnace. King Nebuchadnezzar had set up a golden image and commanded [...]

Christian Platitudes and Spiritual Band-Aids

What do you say when you don't know what to say? When your neighbor's husband dies from a heart attack at 32 leaving his wife with four young children. When the retired couple at church have all of their financial savings taken in a scam and are left with nothing. When the cancer comes back [...]

The Path of Surrender for God’s Greater Glory

"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done."  Luke 22:42 Beautiful surrender to the will of God for the glory of God, that is what Jesus shows us there in the Garden of Gethsemane. He shares the sorrow and agony of His heart, asks for a [...]

Lord, I Need You, I am Lonely

Do you feel lonely? We all go through seasons of loneliness. Times when we feel no one is really listening. Times when no one sees who we are. Times when it seems that no one even cares what we do. We want to be known. Loneliness makes my heart hurt. It is sad. It is [...]

The Importance of Pockets

Pockets are more necessary than I realized. Pockets are for soul refreshing.  I just got home from doing a little shopping and banking. It felt good to get in the warm house. Here in Wisconsin it is in the 20's heading for the single digit temps later this week. I stuffed my hands into the [...]