Ask God to Bless You

Bruce Wilkinson released a popular book in 2000 entitled, The Prayer of Jabez.  It is based on a section of scripture found in I Chronicles 4:9-10, “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, ‘I gave birth to him in pain.’ Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, […]

The Master’s Brush

Living at 10,000 feet opens one’s eyes to the benefit of embracing the incredible beauty of the 360 degree landscape of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, and its foothills. The morning sunrises alone offer the partaker the revelation of the limitless palette of colors the Heavenly Father possesses and how creative a Master Painter He is, […]

Finding Peace in God’s Storehouse

In God’s Storehouse there are blessings too numerous to count, and one of the most valuable you will find there is peace. Though the gift of divine peace is available to all Christians, few attain it because we receive our reality through what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears. Just like […]

Harvest in the Midst of the Storm

I grew up with a mango tree on our property which produced great fruit during its season every year. My passion for mangos inspired me to wake up early to gather them. The Lord Jesus Christ has amazing ways of showing us His abundant grace and love through our passions and desires. So it is […]

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 (NLT) 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High     will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;     he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap     and protect […]

Encourage Yourself in the Lord

Father, I worship You today, knowing that this is the day You have made. I thank You that no matter what comes against me, You, oh Lord, will not allow me to be tempted above what I can bear. Thank you, Lord, that when the enemy comes against me, You raise up a standard against […]

The Language of Flowers

 

From Bitter to Sweet: God’s Mystery and Miracle

Oh, how I love to taste the flavors of the seasons! Juicy, sweet, fruits of spring, the vine-ripened garden produce of summer and the savory, rich flavors of autumn and winter excite my taste buds. I remember as a child growing up on our farm how much I enjoyed summer’s flavors from our cherry, peach, […]

Keep Your Crown

Grace and Peace to You

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the beautiful and encouraging greeting of the Apostle Paul in most of his thirteen letters that are part of our New Testament. Four of the letters—Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and Philippians—are known as the Prison Epistles. The “grace and peace” […]