It Pays to Remember

Remember. An imperative. A command. An urging not to forget. As humans I’d say we are pretty good preservers of memories. Albums are crammed full of pictures that only hint at the precious stories behind them. Ok, media cards and cloud storage. Headstones, plaques and busts remind us of loved ones passed or contributions made,…

Monday Makeover

It is easy to get despondent when things do not go according to our plans. But maybe that is the problem right there. Are our plans in line with God’s plans for us? Thankfully, we have the opportunity for a new start. It is not too late to invite God into our decision-making. Jeremiah tells…

Waiting Well

Am I the only one who finds seasons to be synonymous with waiting? When I first lived abroad, and experienced the changes in the weather throughout the year, I found myself in a constant state of waiting. I couldn’t wait for winter to be over. The biting cold seemed to slice through this island girl’s…

Locked Away

My childhood sense of security was dependent on a few things. The sight of my dad walking around the house nightly, ensuring that each door and window was securely fastened. And when he was not around, I felt safe once I could engage the three (3) different locks on the front door. Meanwhile, I was…

Thank You

We learned a lot of Do’s and Don’ts as children, didn’t we? And in turn, as adults, we teach them to our children. Like the proper way to ask for something, and how to respond once it has been received. Please and thank you. Simple really. Yet, oh so critically necessary in life. After all,…

Your Strength is Made Perfect When I am Weak

I don’t know about you, but while I look forward to Fridays, I sometimes barely have the energy to get out of bed when Friday finally rolls around. It’s like the burdens of the week, that is almost done, suddenly bears down on me. But Friday is still a day of work; there are things…

What Have You Done for Him Lately?

I’ve often wondered why the folks you see or read about in those missionary reports, in the sometimes far-flung corners of the world, seem so on fire for God, when compared to us. In many cases, these people have little or next to nothing. Yet, they give of their time, talents and other tangibles to…

Resilience in the Crucifixion Story: The Garden of Gethsemane

Hanging tough; pushing through the pain; dealing with difficulty. Resilience. Put yourself in Jesus’s shoes. The timing of your death draws inevitably closer. The Passover meal has been eaten and the only thing left to do is to draw near to your Heavenly Father. He alone can get you through what is to come. As…

Persistence… Perseverance…Prayer

Many times we pray, and we don’t see evidence that our prayers are being answered. The enemy would love for us to give up then. And sometimes, we do. But we are encouraged to persevere in our prayer lives. Remember, God’s timing is not ours. We should trust that He is working, “…all things…for good…