Every Day is a Fresh Start | Lamentations 3:21-23


From May 5, 2016

This is one of my all time favorite passages. I love that every day is a fresh start. God does not tire of extending us grace and compassion. Each day is a brand new start. How awesome is our patient God!?!

Established Steps | Psalm 37:23-24


From May 3, 2016

Life is sure a twisty path with unexpected obstacles. None of the them surprise God and He has a plan for each one. My desire is to walk safely in His way. If you are dealing with some unexpected challenge today, know it is no surprise for God. He will hold your hand through it.

The Best Leader | 2 Corinthians 8:9

It’s election season, and during these times, it is customary for us as individuals to reflect on what it is that makes a good leader. 

When I think of the proper credentials, I truly believe we have no better example than He who has all authority, but because of His great love for us, surrendered all his wealth and privilege. Though He didn’t have to, He took on the sin of this world, not to bring us momentary freedom and liberty, but that we may have it eternally. Not only that but that we may be esteemed enough by Him to receive a place at His table and dwell with Him forever.

What sacrifice! What leadership! What love! It’s hard to imagine that among the sea of Americans that I would matter much to the next president, yet, the King of the Universe knows me by name and gave all that He had just to be with me. Wow! I am humbled this morning. 

Sorrow of Hope | 2 Corinthians 7:10

Have you ever had a time of great sorrow? Not for things that have gone on around you, but for things you have or maybe haven’t done? 

I know that for me, it is easy to get stuck in that place of frustration with myself, but we serve a merciful and gracious Father. He longs for us to come to Him and lay down the things on our heart, to seek forgiveness, and to allow Him to work change in our hearts. There is nothing He longs for more. 

This passage gives me hope. I have hope because of His love. I have hope because of His grace. I have hope because of His sacrifice. I have hope because of His transformative work in my life. I have hope because He has promised not to leave me as I am. 

No Vain Grace | 2 Corinthians 6:1

God’s love for us is so amazing and so abundant. He loves us so much and has given us such amazing grace. It is so easy for us to take that grace for granted and to fail to recognize how amazing it truly is. 

To accept Christ’s grace is to live fully committed to Him. The walk of a Christian is often not the easiest path. It includes afflictions, hardships, distress, sleeplessness, hunger, and more. But the beauty of grace means He will give us what we need to face these trials with endurance, purity, kindness, genuine love, truth and more!

Let us not be hesitant, but may we take this moment NOW to fully accept the grace of Christ, that He may work mightily in our lives. 

You Are the Object of His Affection | 2 Corinthians 5:21

I know I’ve said this again and again, but it’s amazing to me how much God’s love is clearly woven throughout the entirety of His word. 

If you never grasp any other truth from the Bible, the key to know is that God loves you so much that He sent His Son to earth to do even more than give His life. He became sin and carried the full weight of it on His shoulders. He did this out of love, because He wants to be with you. But He doesn’t stop there. He doesn’t leave you as you are. He washes you and fills you with His fullness of love that you may become what He created you to be. 

It’s the best love story in the universe, and YOU are the object of His affection. Wow.

My Hope is in You | Psalm 25:4-5


From May 2, 2016

I love Psalm 25, especially at the beginning of a new week. It reminds me where to put my trust and my hope. It centers me with my most important goal of following in God’s path and allowing Him to teach me. It reminds me who He is and helps me remember that He is fighting for me. Wow! What a powerful way to start the week! What is your favorite part of Psalm 25?