Fullness of Joy

I am gluten and dairy intolerant. The net result of that is most of the time, while I’ve learned how to eat so that I don’t feel hungry, rarely do I actually feel “full.” Over the years, I have had to help my brain to understand that I don’t need to feel full in order to have eaten enough. It’s been some serious retraining of my brain. I long to feel full. Then, there is Christmas. Full. Full of hope. → Read more

Fullness of Joy2020-12-15T10:51:55-05:00

Tis the Season of Peace on Earth

This year, peace seems to be a bit more elusive for sure. As we look around us, we can see chaos, unrest, division, and even animosity. All of these things are in opposition to peace. But Jesus came... here... to earth... to bring us peace. He is the Prince of Peace, as described in Isa 9:6. This year peace has a different connotation. Peace from above, is different than the world tries to offer. Peace, as defined in the Bible, → Read more

Tis the Season of Peace on Earth2020-12-14T16:17:40-05:00

Gratitude is a Command

As we settle into this month of November and see December on the horizon, we are in the season of Thanksgiving. This treasured time of year may look very different this year for many, and for many different reasons. As we fix our eyes on the things that are unshakable, things that are always and forever rock solid in our lives, we can more easily see what we can choose to be grateful for. Paul is giving a command to → Read more

Gratitude is a Command2020-11-17T15:24:03-05:00

Peace Begins With Me

By Cheryl Scanlan One of my favorite hymns growing up in the Catholic Church was “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”  The second line in the first stanza challenged the worshiper – “and let it begin with me.” What is peace?  I mean true peace? David Wilkerson highlights a sobering thought in one of his online devotionals: The demonic lie blanketing America today is a false peace. It is the idea that we can do whatever we please with no fear → Read more

Peace Begins With Me2020-10-23T10:21:58-04:00