Nightmares [An Encouraging Word]

It was 4am when my son’s little hand rapped loudly on our bedroom door. The “shave-and-a-haircut, two bits” pattern I taught him echoed through the caverns of my subconscious mind, dragging me up from a deep, clear sleep into the  groggy fog of a much-too-early morning. “Come in” I moaned, loud enough for him to hear through […]

Jesus will surely hold you up

[Jesus] is the radiance of the glory of God, and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power.  (Hebrews 1:3a) From starfish to stars, goldfish to galaxies, Jesus holds the universe together.  He is both Creator and sustainer of all things, and nothing slips by His […]

God’s presence can heal your perspective

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 36 GOD’S PRESENCE CAN HEAL YOUR PERSPECTIVE For with You is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.  (Psalm 36:9) We live in a world of darkness and confusion.  We see things imperfectly, incompletely, and inconsistently. Have you felt it?  The sense that you […]

God’s presence brings you peace

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 27 GOD’S PRESENCE BRINGS YOU PEACE One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:  that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,  to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. For He […]

Jesus’ presence is your power

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 28 JESUS’ PRESENCE IS YOUR POWER And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the […]