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

Flawless, Faithful, and Fair

Psalm 111:7 says, “All God accomplishes is flawless, faithful, and fair, and His every word proves trustworthy and true” (TPT). The CSB translates it this way: “The works of His hands are truth and justice; all His instructions are trustworthy.” In the world, we encounter a lot of people who let us down, who lie, … Continue reading Flawless, Faithful, and Fair

Honorably in Everything

Hebrews 13:18 says, “Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything” (CSB). Today’s verse speaks of a desire to live honorably in everything. This means wanting to do what is right and good. We should all want to do what is right and … Continue reading Honorably in Everything

Anything That Moves My Heart

In Philippians 4, we are reminded of the importance of focus. The Bible tells us: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (v. 8 NASB). … Continue reading Anything That Moves My Heart

The Privilege of Worshiping

Psalm 100:3 reads: “And realize what this really means—we have the privilege of worshiping the Lord our God. For He is our Creator and we belong to Him. We are the people of His pleasure  (TPT). The ESV translates it this way: “Know that the LORD, He is God! It is He who made us, … Continue reading The Privilege of Worshiping

Everyone Everywhere

Psalm 100:1 says, “Lift up a great shout of joy to the Lord! Go ahead and do it—everyone, everywhere!” (TPT).  Other translations say it this way: praise the Lord all the earth or praise the Lord all the lands. How will everyone everywhere praise the Lord? How will all the earth, all the lands, praise … Continue reading Everyone Everywhere

Empowered for Triumph

Many people have low self esteem. I was once one of the many that would fall into that category. Words are powerful, having both the power to bring life or to bring death (Proverbs 18:21). From the very beginning, God spoke things into existence (Genesis 1). We are created in His image so we have … Continue reading Empowered for Triumph