Peripheral Issues

Today I’m wearing a shirt that says, “Keep moving forward.” I purchased this shirt because I often would write or preach the phrase, “Keep pressing forward,” so this shirt was destined to be worn by me. The concept of moving forward, pressing forward, is all about direction and movement. The direction is straight ahead. Despite … Continue reading Peripheral Issues

Letting Doubt Win

Today’s verse speaks about letting doubt win. Matthew 14:31 says: “Jesus immediately stretched out His hand and lifted him up and said, ‘What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?’” (TPT). This response was directed to Peter who walked on water until he saw the strength of the wind and was afraid. … Continue reading Letting Doubt Win

Your Faith Expects

In Mark 11:24, we read: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (ESV). This certainly is not a green light to expect you will receive every single thing you request in your prayers. When God answers our prayers, we receive a “yes” … Continue reading Your Faith Expects

You Deserve Happiness

As I took my usual morning walks with the dogs, I noticed my neighbor’s yard sign — “You Deserve Happiness.” The sign provides some positivity to the neighborhood at a time when most would agree positivity is needed. The Declaration of Independence declares that we have the right to the pursuit of happiness. Most people … Continue reading You Deserve Happiness

They Rejoiced With Her

I love the picture of Luke 1:58. Imagine this woman who desired a child for so long. Imagine what she went through for so many years as a barren woman. She likely gave up on having a child. From reading Luke 1, we can see that Zechariah and Elizabeth were praying for a child. Perhaps … Continue reading They Rejoiced With Her