God Gave His Word

We all need encouragement! The best place to find the best sort of encouragement is in the Bible. God gave us His Word to help us get through life. Reading the Bible helps me make sure my words, thoughts, and actions are acceptable to God. Scripture keeps me focused on my goal of being . . . → Read More: God Gave His Word

Choose Jesus Sooner Rather Than Later

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Proverbs 8:17

In Proverbs 8:17 the author encourages the reader to love and seek wisdom early.  Why?  It’s easier to learn new things before bad habits are established. Fewer mistakes will be made. Less energy is wasted trying to figure out life . . . → Read More: Choose Jesus Sooner Rather Than Later

New Post on Relate Magazine!

Relate Magazine for teens just posted my newest devotion article called “Let God Be Your Giant Slayer” !

The young David slaying the giant Goliath is a favorite, well-known Bible story. Using this story, I offer some thoughts on what God is looking for in a “giant slayer”. He wants someone after His own . . . → Read More: New Post on Relate Magazine!

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Becoming An Encourager

It is so annoying when people just say things without thinking. I know I am annoyed with myself when I do it! Words just pop out that I really wasn’t expecting to say. Where do these words come from? Thoughts! I don’t know who is more surprised, me or the one my words were aimed at.  . . . → Read More: Becoming An Encourager


Memorial Day is the day we recognize those who died in the service of our country. We don’t know all their stories, but we do know that each one was known by God. God is the creator of each one, and is the one who mapped out their lives. Some followed His will and His . . . → Read More: Remembering…

An Unfolding Spiritual Journey

Under the Shadow of His Wings…

My inner being was empty.  I felt the loss keenly, uncertain why I felt incomplete.  Worse, nothing seemed to fill the emptiness inside.  I flowed through life without purpose, seemingly alone, and uncertain why I was alive.  Questions filled my heart, unspoken, but meditated upon.  No answers came.

One day a . . . → Read More: An Unfolding Spiritual Journey


A compelling Bible principle found in several Old Testament verses says: “be strong and of a good courage”. I find those words particularly encouraging in such a tumultuous world.

World turmoil is not new, and certainly not unique. However, when it involves Christians, it is time to take note because it means Christianity is under attack. So . . . → Read More: TAKE HOLD OF COURAGE

Seven Steps to Resolving Conflict

Holiday times often bring reminders of conflicts past. Sometimes these conflicts are never resolved, resulting in damaged relationships and even broken relationships. The holidays when families come together to celebrate are often tense, strained, and usually unpleasant because of past conflicts. This year with these seven steps from Proverbs on how to resolve conflict, there is . . . → Read More: Seven Steps to Resolving Conflict

Home for the Holidays Christmas Card

Christmas is always difficult when far away from home, but a Christmas card shortens the distance! This year reach out to far away family and friends with a Christmas card featuring a homey Christmas scene. Christmas card features a nativity scene against a Christmas tree and rustic backdrop. Inside features a Christian message of encouragement and . . . → Read More: Home for the Holidays Christmas Card