Who you are is not determined by what you wear, the money in your wallet, nor how you look. Who you are is simply determined by who or what you follow. Mary Kate My first son is the splitting image of my husband. He not only looks exactly like him, but their mannerisms are similar.... Continue Reading →
It is Already Done
“Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” Matthew 6:8 During my family devotion last night, we were looking at Mark 11:24. As I was praying, it hit me so forcefully that ALL that we need and will ever need, is already... Continue Reading →
Ask, Believe, Receive
“Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon.” Jim Rohn Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24 My eight year old son exhibits impatience on a number of... Continue Reading →
Response to Pain
Learning is a gift even when pain is your teacher. Today I watched my son writhing in pain as he dealt with a really bad case of constipation. This was his first time having constipation in his almost one year of existence. We switched his formula because his current formula is from 0-12months and we... Continue Reading →
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”Hebrews 11:1 KJV We have quoted this scripture so many times that it is embedded in our brain. But, how many of us live this scripture? The Bible says faith is the substance of things hoped for. What does this mean?... Continue Reading →
Soar or Die?
When an eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as far as he should go. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this... Continue Reading →
Cast the First Stone
For years I read the scripture that speaks about the woman who was caught in the act of adultery and missed an important part. I always thought the statement, “Ye without sin cast the first stone” was referring to their past sins, or sins prior to bringing the woman to Jesus that they did not... Continue Reading →
How do you see God?
““Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?”Matthew 16:13 KJV. This is the question that Jesus asked his disciples one day. At this point they had been with him for sometime. They saw miracles firsthand. They fellowshipped with him. So, this question was not asked to boost his ego. It was asked... Continue Reading →
The Sin of Presumption
A story is told of a lady and a faithful dog. Whenever she went out, she would leave the dog to watch her baby . Every time she returned, the baby was safe and the dog was always keeping guard. One day, everything changed. She returned to a bloody house. The walls were filled with... Continue Reading →
Are we really friends?
Years ago(in my teenage years) my aunt asked me who my best friend was. When I told her, her shocking response(then) was, “How can you be best friends with someone you have never had an argument with?” I thought it very silly at the time. Why would I be best friends with someone who I... Continue Reading →
There is a self righteousness in us that often makes us forget our frailties and humanness. It causes us to slander, malice and malign others out of our need to feel that we are above certain things and others. It is this self righteousness that makes us unwilling to associate with those we consider vile.... Continue Reading →
God’s love makes no sense
THE LOVE OF GOD DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. It doesn’t make sense to us because we don’t or can’t understand what it means to love the vilest of persons. How do we love someone who rapes a child? How do we love someone who murders someone whom we love dearly? IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. Not only does... Continue Reading →