More Ways to Get Through

Last week I discussed using some quotes from Billy Graham to get you through a crisis, whether it be illness or the death of a loved one. Today I thought I’d share five Bible verses to show you God’s love. Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, …

As the Crisis Continues

The longer a crisis goes on, whether it be illness of a loved one, a missing child, or a virus that has overtaken a country, the more stressful we feel. Worry, anxiety, tension, and depression can all take hold. The best way to get through is with hopeful words. The following are five quotes from Billy Graham to help get through stressful times. I hope one of them helps you get through this crisis we …

Prayer in Times of Crisis

I know a lot of us are worried about this virus. We are concerned what will happen the next couple of months. Businesses are closing, that means no jobs, which means no income. People are racing to the stores and buying up anything and everything, so they have enough to make it through before stores close. Will there be enough for the rest of us? And now, churches are closing their doors. I thought this …

Getting Through Lent

For some, Lent is a time to stop doing something, whether it be put off smoking, chocolate, or sugar. For others, it’s a time to do get motivated. I for one am working on exercising more since I just found out I was prediabetic at my last physical. I definitely have to lose weight. No matter, what we try to do, the focus should be on God. Below is a prayer from the website https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com. …

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Most of the United States felt a freeze this past weekend. Even Jacksonville barely topped fifty degrees for a high on Friday. You’d think since I was from Idaho, it wouldn’t have bothered me that much. Wrong. I’ve been in Florida over thirty years, and trust me, my blood has thinned. I thought to get us started on our week, that maybe a fun video would do the trick. While the cold bothers most Floridians, …

Hiding Things from Others

As I recall last week, I mentioned that my dog never learned to play. Well, the other morning, she was making grunting noises, and I went out to check on her. She was tossing a bone in the air and chasing it. The minute she saw me, she stopped. Get the feeling she’s been playing me for sympathy. LOL But don’t we do the same with our Christian friends? We behave differently when no one’s …

What Love Can Do

A few months ago, I told you about our new family member Elektra, Ele for short. Part Jack Russell, she came to us from the Jacksonville Humane Society. She had been neglected, knew nothing of playing, and was skittish around everyone. After about six months of loving on her, her personality has changed greatly. She sits on our laps, not all the time, but sometimes. When we first got her she wouldn’t even come near …

Go is Just Part of God

The word “go” is used a lot in the Bible. In the New Testament alone, it’s used over 200 times. God meant for us to get up and share the word. Now that doesn’t mean leaving town, even going out your front door, but you should be willing to share your faith in some way. Here are just a couple verses which urge others to go: Matthew 28:19:  Therefore go and make disciples of all …

When the Mind and Body Need a Break

I always take a break on Sunday afternoons. I sit at home and basically veg watching television. But that doesn’t necessarily shut my mind down. So sometimes I just need a break to have fun. And that’s where my granddaughter comes in. At six, she knows the meaning of fun. We go to the theater, movies, or just sit around and play games. Not only do I get to have fun, but it helps my …

Movement Heals

Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known verses of the Bible. This is a common verse used for funerals yet it is not about death. If you notice in verse 4 which reads, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. This verse is one of encouragement. We are to “walk through” the valley. Unfortunately, too many …