By Faith

Sometimes we just need a simple reminder of the power of faith.  Hebrews 11 sums it up for us. Take a few minutes to read verses 1-32; we’ll look specifically at verses 33-34 so get your highlighter ready for these powerhouse words!

It is by FAITH:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKingdoms were subdued. Faith helps us conquer the kingdoms of the world so we no longer focus on man’s goals but rather keep Continue reading

Coyote Legs

Today, it is my pleasure to welcome a guest post from a dear friend of mine: homeschooling mother of four, amazing wife and mom extraordinaire Courtney. I know you will enjoy her encouragement!

coyote Buttes signCoyote legs.

It’s what my husband serves for dinner.

Not really! But it motives my four year-old to eat her chicken for dinner. She heartily calls out, “Daddy, what did you kill for dinner?” Coyote legs are Continue reading

1-2-3 PRAY!

Howdy! Got your Bible*? Yay! Open it to Matthew 6:5-13 and let’s talk about prayer. You might want to get a pencil too so you can underline the scriptures we discuss.

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Prayer is just conversation between us and God – it can happen anywhere, anytime and the more you do it the more comfortable you get with it and Him.

The purpose, like talking to a friend, is to build the relationship between you and God. When we understand who He is and who we are to Him, great things happen!

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What a Mess!

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In Ezekiel’s time part of the population of Israel had been taken away as captives to Babylon. Those left in Jerusalem, even after seeing their countrymen exiled, still didn’t get the message. The priests were defiling the temple, worshiping idols instead of the Most High God yet they didn’t stop their offensive behavior. Pride blinded them to their sin.

It’s not unlike what we’re experiencing today, in America. Our country is slowly falling apart right before our eyes and most are oblivious. Soon, our circumstances will change so dramatically Continue reading

The Rest of Noah

 

There are times in life when God calls us to a period of rest. Not rest, like lay down and take a nap but real rest that results in a quieting of our spirit. This quieting, which brings true peace, takes time. Let’s look at Noah * – his name in Hebrew actually means ‘rest’.  After spending 100 years being ridiculed for building a boat nobody wanted to board (not much of an evangelist was our Noah)   I think the guy deserved a rest! Once finished with the boat he must have been ready to kick back, put his feet up and cruise.

                                 I can imagine his thoughts, “A flood? No problem – my ark is epic!”

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