I once read, "If you learn to laugh at yourself you will have an endless source of amusement". It works for me. I bet it would work for you, too. Happy Laughing!
I was watching a Christmas movie that showed the power of joy. A woman who was considered unconventional smiled and shared joy with some rather stuffy people. Some of them seemed incapable of joy and others seemed to have stopped due to sorrow around them. The heroine of the story smiled, laughed and shared the [...]
This year God has been reminding me of the reason for Christmas. Jesus Christ, who is Almighty God, came to earth to be born as a baby. He grew up for the purpose if suffering a horrible death. Why? Because we sin. We make choices that have horrible consequences. Since we sin, we are unable [...]
At Christmastime, we don't tend to go to the book of Romans. However, the concept of Jesus being a Wonderful Counselor is readily discussed because of Isaiah 9:6. I fear that we do not want to accept the counsel of Jesus. His Word is not first in our lives. We go to those who give [...]
I enjoy many things about Christmas: the decorations, music, family get-togethers. Christmas can produce many wonderful memories. However, none of those special times mean much without Jesus Christ being the center of our lives. Christ is worthy of that central position. He bought us with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23). Too often we rebel [...]
After the brilliant sunsets I have recently seen, I find myself watching for more. Tonight the colors were more muted, not as bold. I find that life has more of those ordinary moments. We have exciting times on occasion, but not necessarily often. I have to admit, I tend to prefer the exciting times. However, [...]
During the Thanksgiving holiday we readily take time to thank God. Unfortunately, life can be hard and we forget God's goodness. When we need help, Psalm 103 gives us several reasons to praise God. We can read it, enjoy God's promises, and praise His name!
Psalm 34:8 seems fitting for the day we feast on a big meal with family and friends. I spent a part of today catching up with family over a delicious meal. The best gathering are ones where people talk about the goodness of God. I am blessed to have family that involves God in their [...]
Today seemed like a long day, because I could not wait for the long weekend. My impatience for the holiday reminded me of God's faithfulness. I am so thankful for God's patience with me. His faithfulness gives me ample reason to praise Him. The long weekend does too. 🙂
Everything we do should be for the purpose of honoring God. Yes, everything. God said so and He is worthy. Praise His name!