Harvest What You Plant

I do not have a green thumb. A few months ago, I thought I would get an indoor planter to attempt to grow dandelions over the winter for my daughter’s Russian Tortoise. I got a special seed packet. I got really good soil. I decided to use all of the seeds to give myself a … Continue reading Harvest What You Plant

Varied Expressions

Today’s verse speaks of varied expressions. This is the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you. Galatians 5:22-23 says:“But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith … Continue reading Varied Expressions

Rejoicing in Every Season

Paul mentions three “yet” statements in today’s verse. In 2 Corinthians 6:10, we read: “We may suffer, yet in every season we are always found rejoicing. We may be poor, yet we bestow great riches on many. We seem to have nothing, yet in reality we possess all things” (TPT). Let us break this down. … Continue reading Rejoicing in Every Season

Permanent Access

Today’s verse is a great reminder for us all. Romans 5:2 says, “Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory! (TPT). Grace. How amazing?!? We have … Continue reading Permanent Access

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

Wonders of God

Read Psalm 86. Today, we will focus on how our great God does wondrous things. The word “pala” means that something is extraordinary or surpassing. When we consider the wonders, typically we we think about the parting of bodies of water, the feeding of multitudes, the ground opening up and swallowing Korah, the manna, the … Continue reading Wonders of God

Restorer of Joy

Read Psalm 86. As we continue our study of Psalm 86, today we look at the Psalmist’s request: “Restore joy to your loving servant once again” (v. 4 TPT). When some people consider joy, there is this misconception that joy is happiness; however, the two are different. Happiness is something that is based on a … Continue reading Restorer of Joy