Archive for the 'Thoughts' Category

 Be Ye Holy

SANCTIFICATION is the act of cleansing or purifying the heart from inbred sin.   HOLY = dedicated to God; consecrated; sacred   WHY IS SANCTIFICATION NECESSARY?   Sanctification is necessary because even after we are justified the carnal mind is present in us.   Those who have carnal minds cannot fully obey the Bible.   […]

 My Prayer

As I reflect back on my recovery and progress, I can be nothing but thankful.  Although there are many things that I cannot currently do  (or I have to attempt using a different approach), I choose to focus on the good; things I CAN do. 8+ years on my life’s journey hasn’t been and isn’t […]

 True Freedom

The July 4th holiday is upon us once again. Trusting Christ’s payment for all our sin is the only way one can be free of sin’s control and from the ultimate payment for sinning — hell! If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36 For the law of […]

 Joy…in the Long Run

  You’ve heard the expression, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” Life is really like that sometimes, isn’t it? The details of day-to-day life and the problems that pop up in it can be t overwhelming. Those details and accompanying problems can steal your joy very quickly. Of course, once you begin focusing on […]

 Choose Wisely

Good friends will have a positive influence on you. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. […]

 What love?!

You and I do not deserve salvation. Our sin does not merit such mercy. Why did God redeem you? Why did Jesus pay the ultimate price for your redemption? Why does God continue to give His unconditional love to a people who continually throw it away? It’s not because we deserve it; it’s because His […]

 What are YOUR priorities?

One could say that this generation wastes more time than ever before. (social media, TV, netflix, hulu, email, …) If having to wait more than 90 seconds for a cheeseburger and milkshake is something that upsets us, surely we must hate wasting time. I think it’s safe to say that we could all benefit from learning […]

 Jesus’ Names

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. These names say everything about who Jesus is and all that Jesus does. And so Isaiah […]

 What’s Your Name?

Let us consider what a name is. It is the grouping of several letters of an alphabet, or other symbols, which represent the identification of a person or an object. In our North American culture we find ourselves naming our children with names that appeal to our ear. We sound them out and try out […]

 God is Good!!

I apologize for being a blogging slacker! There’s no excuse…well I have one I’ll use anyway. August 1 I began teaching my three nieces. I’ve put my degree to use schooling them in kindergarten, 4th and 5th grades. I thoroughly enjoy doing that. I honestly believe teaching is a talent God bestowed on me.   […]