Category Archives: Inspiration

Are You Beautiful…Enough?

The old saying, “A woman can’t be too rich or too thin” has still not fallen out of favor. In fact, there has been a codicil added, “…or too beautiful.” Women who many would consider already beautiful are modifying their … Continue reading

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We’ve come a long way, baby… or have we?

Definition: Child sacrifice is the ritualistic killing of children in order to please or appease a god or supernatural being in order to achieve a desired result. (emphasis mine) In Old Testament times, it was a common, albeit heinous, practice … Continue reading

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Pentecostal People

Pentecost is an ancient Jewish holy day when the custom was for Jews from far and wide to travel to Jerusalem to celebrate together. On the first Pentecost following the death and resurrection of Jesus, His disciples were gathered together … Continue reading

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Blessed Assurance

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 Anyone in the Baby Boomer generation is familiar with Mad magazine’s goofy, gap-toothed kid and his tag line, “What, me worry?” While, he … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds to harvest the Fruits of the Spirit

Our reaction to news of floods, fires, and other disasters can be confusing. We feel compassion for the victims, but we have our own lives to deal with. A few years ago when Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake, … Continue reading

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Disappointment and hope

Once, when I failed to get a promised promotion, I was crushed by disappointment.  I felt as if something precious had been snatched out of my hands. While struggling with my negative feelings I eventually saw that I had not … Continue reading

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Do REAL Christians get depressed?

2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 New King James Version (NKJV) Although we in the body of Christ do our best to support, nurture, and carry each other’s burdens, when it comes to our neighbor’s … Continue reading

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A Season of discontent, or a lifestyle?

During my prayer walk one morning, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontentment. I was reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 4, that he had found “the … Continue reading

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Would you erase the years?

Reading the Sunday paper one morning, I turned a page to a large advertisement with the amazing headline “Erases Ten Years in Ten Minutes!”  I think it was an attempt to sell a wrinkle remover,  not the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Silent Witness for Christ

I’ve been thinking about the role of personal evangelism in the life of a Christian.  In our current climate of hostility to Christianity, the most effective form of evangelism takes place within our relationships; witnessing in its most basic form … Continue reading

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