Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit. By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable. People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential. Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential. Travel can be essential or nonessential. A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?
When we turn our sin and suffering to the Lord, then WE are blessed with the same ability to triumph, for " He hath triumphed gloriously."
"With God’s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light."
Suddenly it didn’t matter if that baby was going to sleep in a laundry basket, a crib, or a box. She was here in all her purity and innocence and our family was richer for her birth. She came home from the hospital Christmas Eve and no Christmas gift has equaled her since.
I thanked Phil for organizing the event and including me, to which he humbly replied, “It’s what Father would have us do.”
We are all subject to trials. What is fueling your fire of affliction?
How much better our lives would be if we could see ourselves how God sees us? Can we proactively listen to Him in our daily lives?
Little by little we all clutter our lives. What once seemed like a vital item when viewed on a store shelf a few years back now resides in a worn out box, labeled for a new destination, and piled in a heap in our garage.
“Dad, do you think we’ve found all the balls?” “I don’t know,” I thoughtfully replied. I looked around to see if any obvious balls had been missed, but didn’t see any more lying about. I musingly regarded the bucket and opined that we must have found all of them because the bucket seemed to be as full now as it had been before it fell out of the truck.
There is no more meaningful phrase than “He is risen!” Jesus Christ rose fully alive from death, and in so doing, makes it possible for us to rise from death as well.