Pain Or Praise?

We have a choice with every decision we make, and there are thousands every day. To simplify this choice, consider whether to focus on the pain or on the praise. Focusing on the pain means directing your energy to negatives, such as pain, loss, fear, or anger. This doesn’t mean that they don’t exist-of course […]

“Why Did God Allow This?”

“Why did God allow this?” How often have your heard this or cried it yourself when in pain, anguish, or brokenness? At the same time, how often you hear this question— “Why does God allow joy, peace, serenity, and love in a world where there is so little of it? “ One cannot fairly ask […]

What Is Your Spiritual Zillow?

I receive a daily message from Zillow about properties for sale in a particular location. Here’s one way to receive a spiritual message without relying on the Internet. Use these to trigger a prayer. Select one for each day of the week.


Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 119:105


Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.

John 7:38

Invitation to a banquet*

Have you ever been invited to a banquet so sumptuous that you feel totally surprised and entirely unworthy? Picture the largest, most luxurious banquet hall: immense, ornate, and hugely expensive. Imagine the table setting: the finest china, gold utensils, beautiful flowers. And the meal: more courses than you could possible consume with delightful aromas and […]

What it means to have the Lord with you and not forsake you

Life lesson from 2 Chronicles

“The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.”

2 Chronicles 15:2

The story begins circa 931 bc with the tragic reign of Jeroboam. Jeroboam was the first king of a divided Israel. (In Scripture Israel is referred to as the northern kingdom and Judah the southern kingdom. Jeroboam forsook his God by creating and worshipping gods other than the Lord. This was bitterly ironic, for he had been promised blessings from God if he would but listen to all that God commanded him, walk in Gods ways, and do what is right by keeping God’s statues and commandments.