Armed with a Plan

No military general goes into war without a battle plan, and neither should we. The stakes are just too high. The strategy for defending ourselves against the darts of doubt and despair which the enemy will throw our way is two-fold. First, we need to Remember: 1. The Lord is with us. (Dueteronomy 31:6) 2….

My O Mind

A lot of our troubles begin in our minds. Have you noticed that? Sure, we may get physically hurt, but it is in our minds that we decide how to respond to the pain. I have found the same to be true when I feel tired, fed up and fatigued. Before I begin to feel…

A Desert Bloom

From reading I understand that a desert is a pretty desolate place; miles and miles of generally-uninhabited land. Hot and uncomfortable. At least by day. But at night, it is a completely different story. The temperature is significantly cooler, and I can only imagine the star show without the competing lights of a city. What…

Nature Neglect

Nature was created to reflect God’s glory and to remind us of His amazing power. But how often do we spend quality time in nature? I live on an island surrounded by beautiful beaches, and I don’t make it to the sea ten (10) times in a year. Pretty sad huh? We tend to rush…

Made It!

Anyone felt on the edge this week? I sure did. Some days I really wondered whether I would make it. This time of the year always finds me fatigued. The school year feels like it will never end. Thankfully, God said, “…My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness…”…

Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is There

“Thank You, loving Father, for watching over all seasons of my life. Help me to trust in You and enjoy the life You’ve given me. ~Our Daily Bread~”As I read the prayer above, I couldn’t help but remember the opening line and title of the hymn “Through all the Changing Scenes of Life”.I simply cannot…

Still Here

Lately, I’ve seen several comedic memes about the 2nd half of this year. Many made me smile. But underneath the funny exterior lies the collective fear and anxiety the world has over what the remainder of the year may bring. 4-5 months ago, we didn’t know that we would still be here. 4-5 years ago,…

Stand Still

I can just imagine the fear that paralyzed the Israelites as they watched their captors, the Eyptians, closing in on them. They must have felt that there was no way out. But God did not abandon the Israelites back then; He made a way out of nowhere. And He can do the same for you…

Stilled Storms

Every June – November, hurricanes threaten our peace in this part of the world. Today, the Covid-19 virus threatens everyone everywhere. Storms threaten to disrupt our peace of mind every single day. Some are sent by the creator of strife; others are of our own making. Regardless of how or why they are formed, there…

Surrender cancels Stress

“Loving Father, thank You for being my Shepherd and Guide. Help me to trust You and rest in Your wisdom, allowing Your Spirit to guide me through the challenging moments of life.” Our Daily Bread Ministries Our self-reliance and self-sufficiency only brings us anxiety, worry and stress. But if we surrender our control, if we…