These famous lyrics penned by the Beatles have become a common phrase in our culture and tend to romanticize getting along with difficult people or people with different opinions than we do. It is easy to love people who share our same views and opinions. However, it becomes challenging when that is not the case.… Continue reading All you need is Love – Love is all you need!
I'm hoping my glorified body will not age, wrinkly, sag, bloat, or deteriorate. I can eat whatever I want and still maintain a healthy weight. It would be great if a glorified body could be like the bionic woman Lindsey Wagner played in that 70's tv show; she had a supersonic hearing, extreme strength in… Continue reading A glorified body doesn’t require exercise!
I am pleased to present Michelle Viscuse as a guest blogger. Michelle will be speaking at our upcoming Arise conference on September 25, 2021, at LifeSprings church on Garrett Road in Durham NC. Please join us as Michelle shares her life-changing message. You can find out more about Michelle by visiting her website at… Continue reading Meet guest blogger Michelle Viscuse!
God creating us in His image is an essential truth for every believer. When a believer knows and understands that they bear the image of God or have the capacity to bear the image of God, they are more inclined to reflect on God's standard and their shortcomings. They yield themselves to the Holy Spirit's… Continue reading Created in His Image
Sometimes a closer look in the mirror can cause a woman to wonder, "What does it really mean to be created in the image of God?" Body-consciousness has gripped America. Maintaining a youthful appearance has caused the plastic surgery industry to explode. Magazine and TV ads promote the perfect woman. Incentives are given to employees… Continue reading A Closer Look in the Mirror
I don't consider myself a mean girl, but at times lying in wait, just below the surface of my church lady appearance, is my sinful nature. The mean girl inside makes me feel like a Pharisee – critical and judg·y. I feel like Paul expressed in Romans 7:15, "For I do not do what I… Continue reading Avoiding Mean Girl Syndrome
Recently, my daughter-in-law called me a peacemaker, commenting that I was happy as long as everyone else was happy. Guilty as charged! I am a peacemaker. Not only do I like everyone to be content, I want my loved ones to be at peace with one another. During the last year, with every topic… Continue reading Blessed are the Peacemakers
Everyone looks for a place to belong, a group of people caring and receiving care and acceptance. Some find it in a club that shares the same hobbies or goals. Some find it in a sports team, and yet others in work. The best community for believers is the church of Jesus Christ. It is… Continue reading Join in the Fellowship of Christ Suffering
If when E. F. Hutton talks, people listen. When God speaks, the world responds. THE WORD OF GOD IS DIFFERENT from any other spoken or written word. God promises us that His Word is different, and we must see it differently as well! When God speaks, things happen. Atoms and molecules snap into place, and… Continue reading When the Word of God Speaks
When asked, "what is your favorite part of being a mom?" A woman may be tempted to say any number of things. The quiet moments when rocking a baby to sleep, creating life, birthdays, graduations, Christmas. Seeing your child reach a goal that they have been working on for a long time. There are moments… Continue reading My Best Part About Being A Mom