You…God Made Alive #26

“Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will dwell in the land and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in … Continued

Honor God by Obedience #25

Post # 25 for September 27 Since God created the earth and entire cosmos, doesn’t he have the right to expect obedience? Sin constantly frustrates God’s plan for this earth. Matthew 13:24-30 tells how God deals with the obedient and … Continued

Heart-rending Questions #24

#24 in series for September 25, 2018 There’s much devastation in our world and has been in every age. There continue to be wars and rumors of wars, starvation, unemployment and many other problems.  “Is there a way to life? … Continued

Lessons in trusting God #23

When I think of trust, I think of a little child jumping off a porch into her father’s arms. She knows he will catch her. Another time she may show trust by accepting father’s advice when it goes against her … Continued

As Pure Gold #21

Do you think of trials and tragedies as punishment? Like when people treat you wrong or accidents happen? When tempted to be angry at God for things he allows, think of what Joseph went through, (Gen. 37-50). His brothers sold him … Continued

A Branch to Grab Onto, #16

#16 in series for August 23 When one is confused and in turmoil because of sin, it can feel like drifting in a storm-tossed sea. One might think If only I had a branch to grab onto… From Isaiah’s time on, … Continued

How God Rescues Us From Our Messes: Introductory Post on Mercy Series

Oh wow! that’s me! I thought, gripped by the Isaiah verse listed below. (This was in 1982). Satan had tricked me and I had fallen into an emotional pit which made a mess of my life. As I reread this verse and … Continued

Who is Righteous?

Have you ever wondered how God determines righteousness? How much right living does it take to be considered righteous? In one verse, it says “Be holy, for I am holy,” (1 Peter 1:15-16, quoting Lev.11:44-45). Whoa! Who can be as … Continued

Gems From My Clutter #2

A “gem” for writers is a precious group of words cut and polished to convey deep meaning and beauty and to make a person think. For instance, this one is a quote from a Pureflix movie called God’s Compass:   … Continued