Put Your Trust in God

It’s always amusing to hear people mention the name of someone famous when they are trying to get attention. They want those around to stand in awe because they want us to believe that they are close and personal friends with some with huge name recognition. If you want to hang out with someone with … Continue reading Put Your Trust in God

There is Power in His Name

Everyone has a name; some people love their names while others hate theirs. Proverbs 22:1 AMP says, “A good name [earned by honorable behavior, godly wisdom, moral courage, and personal integrity] is more desirable than great riches; And favor is better than silver and gold.” There is value in a name. The right name opens … Continue reading There is Power in His Name

The Mouth: Gateway of the Heart

Small children are like parrots; whatever they hear; they say. I have worked with small children and you would not believe the words that came out of their little mouths. Little ones are never responsible for those words because they don’t know any better. They acquire language based on what the adults around them say. … Continue reading The Mouth: Gateway of the Heart

Life or Death? The Choice is Yours!

There is a place that every child has to learn to navigate and that is the school playground. This is the war zone in the school system. While there are adults watching as children play, it’s almost impossible to hear every conversation at recess. The adults who supervise recess are concerned about safety. For the … Continue reading Life or Death? The Choice is Yours!

Helping Others Succeed

We all have a desire to be successful in life. We listen to successful people and seek to pattern our lives after them. We watch their videos and follow their example. Why? We desire success. But in truth and in fact, success is relative. When a baby is crawling, success in mobility requires that child … Continue reading Helping Others Succeed

Living with Confidence

We all go through times of hardships but what can we do to ensure that we are successful in the end? That presents a conflict of sorts. In our head we know what we should do but our heart wants to go in a different direction. Our heads say, ‘Let it go,” Our hearts say, … Continue reading Living with Confidence

Embrace Your Season

There are moments when we enjoy what is happening in our lives. The grass is green; the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. We have a spring in our step and a song on our lips; everyday we are singing, “O Happy Day.” We begin to wonder if life can get any better! … Continue reading Embrace Your Season

Turn it Over

I was looking over an old journal today and I saw 1 Peter 5:7. I use the Women's Journal in the Bookstore during my private devotions and every now and then I will browse through an old journal. This particular entry was made in August of 2021.  Many of us are used to reading, “casting … Continue reading Turn it Over

Living with Benefits

When teenagers get their first job, they are looking for money. Money to pay for things that they want; a way to pay for things that their parents would not buy. When adults look for a job, they look for a job with benefits. Simply put, a benefit is an advantage or something good. When … Continue reading Living with Benefits

Strength and Peace

So many times we find ourselves in situations that test our ability to cope. We are overwhelmed and have no idea what the next step is. The things that were important seem trivial as we face the issues that have crept into our lives and have threatened to destroy our peace of mind. When we … Continue reading Strength and Peace