Blessing Not Cursing

We know our words are powerful. God speaks into being and He created us in His image. We have the power to build up and tear down with our words. Romans 12:14 tells us to, “Speak blessing, not cursing, over those who reject and persecute” (TPT). This is certainly easier said than done. Why would … Continue reading Blessing Not Cursing

Melodies of Praise

Things do not always go your way. As a parent, I remember when my kids would be upset because they couldn’t have a snack before dinner. As you get older, you begin to develop a nasty habit—complaining. We complain about things not going our way. We complain about the traffic. We complain because the food … Continue reading Melodies of Praise

Encouragement

Encouragement is so important. The Bible tells us to encourage others. I have personally seen encouragement go a long way in a person’s life. Paul wrote how he wanted to encourage others in their faith, but then he said something interesting. He said, “But I also want to be encouraged by yours.” What? He wanted … Continue reading Encouragement

Elevating Tortoise

A tortoise stands up to allow lizards and birds to get the insects that are in the hard-to-reach areas. One would think that a tortoise would not want to surround himself with lizards and birds, that they are very different from the slow-paced life of the tortoise. While this action of the tortoise benefits the … Continue reading Elevating Tortoise