Christian women, Faith, Hope

Seeking for Buried Treasure

Searching for buried treasure has been the subject of many beautiful legends of the sea and pirates, regaling adventures. A valuable treasure is a powerful motivator. That's why Jesus taught the parable of the buried treasure. The gospel of Matthew 13:44-46, "the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a… Continue reading Seeking for Buried Treasure

Christian women, Disciple, discipline, Faith

Pursuing Eternity with God

What do you think about when you hear the word discipleship? Do you think of a program to train new Christians in the faith? Do you think of one-on-one teaching, instructing them on the dos and don'ts of biblical life? Do you picture the Great Commission? To tell you the truth, I used to think… Continue reading Pursuing Eternity with God

Christian women, gathering

I am Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed

Thanksgiving Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love the smell of the turkey, good eats, the parade, and watching football. Family and friends gather together with one purpose – to be thankful! We should be grateful for more than just one day a year. We should practice gratitude all year long. Thankfulness is… Continue reading I am Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed

Christian women, Faith, forgivness, Prayer

Forgive Me! – The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord's Prayer Reflects our Spiritual Reality Often when we pray, our focus is on physical needs, a family member recovering from an illness, or an upcoming surgery. Jesus teaches us also to pray for our spiritual needs. In the Lord's prayer, Jesus recognizes our fallen nature. God knows that we cannot reach His standards… Continue reading Forgive Me! – The Lord’s Prayer

Christian women, Faith, Prayer

Our Daily Bread – The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord's Prayer Concerns Our Needs The Lord's Prayer first focuses on God's holiness, majesty, and sovereignty. It starts with worship, and our acknowledging who He is. It expresses our obedience or submission and willingness for His will to be done in our lives. It does not end there. It does not ignore our own… Continue reading Our Daily Bread – The Lord’s Prayer

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Hallowed be thy Name – The Lord’s Prayer

It all starts with God! We should always begin by acknowledging God's greatness and praising Him for who he is and what He has done for us. The Lord's Prayer teaches us to pray with faith that God can do what we ask of Him. It also teaches us how to prioritize our prayers. Jesus… Continue reading Hallowed be thy Name – The Lord’s Prayer

Christian women, Faith, Prayer

It’s Not A Magic Chant – The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is a beautiful tool that teaches us how to pray. However, it is not a magic chant that Christians should mindlessly repeat. Jesus made an important distinction before saying this prayer. He said, “pray in this manner,” not literally pray these words. The Lord’s Prayer is a model or template for us… Continue reading It’s Not A Magic Chant – The Lord’s Prayer

Christian women, peace, Prayer

Lord, teach us to pray – The Lord’s Prayer

Almost everyone in our culture, Christian or not, knows the Lord's prayer or can at least recognize it. It is recited at secular events and funerals by all attendees. This prayer is vital for all Christians. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, the Lord's prayer was the instruction he gave.… Continue reading Lord, teach us to pray – The Lord’s Prayer

Christian women, discipline, Prayer

Prayer – Spiritual Discipline

Prayer is a necessary discipline, second only to reading the Bible. God has spoken to us through the scriptures and through example that we are expected to pray if we expect to become more Christlike. God hears every prayer we say or think, even if it is weak. Despite the importance of prayer, it is… Continue reading Prayer – Spiritual Discipline

Christian women, discipline, mediation

Mediation Spiritual – DIscipline

What do you think about all day? Our minds are bombarded with stimuli, radio, podcasts, tv, and all types of communication. So much so that we hardly have a moment's peace. Our minds race back and forth from work to family, neighbors, to a to-do list. Our minds simply never stop. No wonder we are… Continue reading Mediation Spiritual – DIscipline