September 4, 2020

It’s easy to feel alone in moments of pain. We wonder, aloud sometimes, if anyone is listening to our hurts. Painful days seem endless when they are upon us, but in retrospect we can usually see that GOD was listening all along. He always hears the cries of our hearts. Thought for the DayIt’s easy to feel alone in moments of pain. And when those times come, we often wonder if we will ever feel ‘normal’ again. We wonder, aloud sometimes, if anyone is listening to our hurts.Even King David (the author of Psalm 39), who had been rescued by God’s hand more than once, had moments of painful vulnerability when he begged God to notice his tears. And, of course, God did notice. Painful…

September 3, 2020

There’s a different kind of riches,that can change a life from the inside out. Riches that provide peace and patience, joy and perseverance, kindness and gentleness. They come from the Spirit of God and develop their way to fullness in our lives as we stay connected to Him. Thought for the DayPeople think a lot about riches in our world. After all, if you are rich, you have no problems, right? Well…we know that’s not true. But there is a different kind of riches, and these riches can change a life from the inside out. These riches provide things like peace and patience, joy and perseverance, kindness and gentleness. They come from the Spirit of God and develop their way to fullness in our lives…

September 2, 2020

If you ever find a turtle on a fencepost, you’ll know one thing for sure: he didn’t get there by himself. That’s true of all of us, pray for others, and give thanks for the way God has used them to help develop you. Thought for the DayThe old saying goes that if you ever find a turtle on a fencepost, you will know one thing for sure: he didn’t get there by himself. That’s true of all of us. Our journey in life takes place with the help and care of others, in addition to our own efforts. There is a strong example in the Bible to pray for others, and to give thanks for the way God has used them to help develop…

September 1, 2020

Grasp the Love of Christ today and everyday! Thought for the DayThe Apostle Paul prayed for early followers to be rooted and established in love. If you’ve ever weeded a garden or yard, you know that it’s hard to pull up a plant with deep roots. And trees with deep roots aren’t easily blown over. The roots of Jesus-followers are planted firmly in thesoil of God’s love. It’s in the grasping of the depth and height of the love of Jesus that we find the strength to persevere in life and the power to love others deeply.Consider ThisHave I considered just how much God loves me?What does it look like to be “rooted and established” in love?What are a few adjectives that describe God’s love…