The Poor In Spirit

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs."Matthew 5:3 Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com Contrary to popular belief, being poor in spirit will not make you "poor" or helpless. In fact, it has nothing to do with what you have but what Jesus…

Welcoming God In

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Did any of you grow up with the "Family That Prays Together Stays Together" sign? My father had it on the front of his car. It was always a way for me to identify his car, when walking toward it. That plate was the first thing I saw! Anyway, it…

This Is Only For A While

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV on Pexels.com Pain. It won't last. Being tired. It will pass. These all are temporary. While we go through it, it doesn't have the power to tear us down. God is stronger than any pain or weariness. The power of God can eradicate anything that comes against us. They are no…

Seeing Things Differently

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV on Pexels.com Looking back on my faith walk, I can see things differently. In fact, I see so many things differently. Have you ever been there? It's like, you realize that the things that seemed so dire are not anymore. The things that meant so much to you are of no…

It Is All About Your Attitude

Photo by nappy on Pexels.com When I was young, my father used to say that your attitude was so important.  He would say, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."  This comes from the Bible verse Proverbs 23:7. Once I became a teacher, I would encourage my students to have the right…

You Are Needed

Photo by Claire Morgan on Pexels.com Believe it or not, you are needed. There are people, right now, who could benefit from your smile, time, and your love. Your compassion and willingness to love others is what can have the biggest impact on our world. All too often, people miss this point and are busy…

Unconditional and Faithful God

Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Pexels.com What I am about to say is something that I have learned as a Christian who has dealt with several ups and downs. Some of these things, I have shared on my blog. Other things, I have not. With these experiences, I always hope to encourage someone. Anyway, I…