It’s In The Fruit

“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy.” (John 10:10) How do we know if we’re being robbed? The thief breaks into our lives with one agenda, to steal. And it’s the fruit of our inheritance he’s aiming for; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) These are the trademarks of God’s beloved, the fruit of the Holy Spirit. So, I’ve been asking myself, where do I see the fruit in my life and where do I find myself robbed? I find that a big indicator of my being robbed is the pulse of my joy and peace. What about you? Have you stepped back to determine how you’re being robbed? “It’s in the fruit.” Given careful examination, … Continue readingIt’s In The Fruit

Give the Gift of 10 Seconds

I started it when our kids were moving into their awkward years and snuggles weren’t readily available anymore. That’s when the “ten second rule” arrived on the scene. I began to hold them in a bear hug and started counting aloud. Rule was, there was no escaping until I got to ten. Awwwww. I can tell you, I didn’t rush my count and it turned out they really didn’t want me to. I passed it on to my hubby. Do you know the healing touch of ten long seconds? I was reminded of the power of ten when I held my parents to it the other day. I’m on it again and think you should be too. Something changes when … Continue readingGive the Gift of 10 Seconds

Remain in the Source

Jesus came to be our source of life, our redemption and our escort all our days until we reach the finish. As I surveyed the past several days, an emptiness starting to take up residency in my heart, mixed with a craving for quiet connection with Jesus. A most beautiful nudge from the constant Savior whispered ~ Remain in me. Stay put, glued to me. Apart from me you’ll unravel, lose hope and direction. With me, “we” will make it all your days until we reach the golden gates of eternity. Hear the whisper too. I don’t think it’s just for me. “Remain in me. Keep your hope til the end and you will experience life and deliverance.” (Matthew 24:13) … Continue readingRemain in the Source

At The Edge

Unto us a child was born. He is sovereign over life and holds the keys to eternity. Have you ever stood at the water’s edge and thought to yourself, “I could not begin to stop these rolling waves if I tried.”? Last I stood on the shore I had this thought and I bowed my heart to the only One who can. As I paused and took a deep breath, the Lord reminded me to let go and entrust myself to His sovereignty. That He is seated on the throne, above it all, and my greatest need is already met. I exhaled once more. Did you know Jesus is “seated” on the throne? This indicates that His work is complete. … Continue readingAt The Edge