Getting Rejections: Encouragement for Authors

One of the hardest things I’ve had to learn since I started writing books was to deal with rejections. A manuscript is a writer’s “baby,” and we all know how our children or grandchildren are simply the cutest in the whole world. When the “no’s” came rolling in at first, I felt like a failure […]

Things God Knows

Things God Knows Sometimes it’s intriguing to contemplate the greatness and splendor God. To meditate on the extent of His knowledge, which in truth no human can totally comprehend. Isaiah 55:9 says, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” But […]

Easter is About Love

Easter is About Love Colossians 3:13-14 says “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which bind them all together in perfect unity.” God commands us to forgive others and love them, whether they deserve […]

The Corona Virus

The Corona Virus Lives have drastically changed since the advent of the corona virus. You only have to go to Walmart, Costco, or Sam’s Club to buy toilet paper, bottled water, cleaning supplies, etc. to witness the ramifications for our society. “Don’t leave your house and if you do, don’t touch surfaces outside your home.” […]

What Does it Mean When I Say I’m A Christian?

Being a Christian means I carry the name of my Savior Jesus Christ whose birth we celebrate in December. He saved me, but what did He save me from? An eternity without Him. Being a Christian doesn’t mean following a set of rules or rituals. It doesn’t require us to do a certain number of […]

Prayers for Salvation For Others

I like to take time in the morning to read the Word and spend time with the Lord. Then I pray for friends and family. Sometimes, I’m not sure if they are following the Lord, so I reinforce my prayer with 1 Timothy 2:4. “The Lord wants all people to be saved and to come […]

What Do You Treasure?

  What happens when we lose something so valuable, we grieve over it. Something material which can never be replaced? I pray we may say with Job , “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him.” My husband and I lived in Germany for three years while he served in the army. I […]

Where Will You Spend Eternity

What’s Next After This? Have you ever asked someone this question: if you die tonight, where will you spend eternity? Generally, I get one of two answers. I’m a good person. I’ll go to Heaven. Or I hope I’ll go to Heaven. These two answers frustrate me because neither reflect God’s word. Let’s take a […]

What Were You Thinking?

What Were You Thinking? James 4:7 says “Submit yourselves therefore to God.” Our choices, our words, our activities, our relationships. (I’m still working on all of this.) But for me thoughts are the hardest to surrender to the Lord. The Bible offers help. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

God’s Love Is the Best Valentine You Can Receive “God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.” If you’ve been a Christian for a while, you’ve heard this verse. But have you really pondered what it means? In […]

Reflecting God’s Glory

Reflecting God’s Glory Once when we were traveling in our RV, the window out the back faced east, and I saw a brilliant sunrise every morning. But one day I happened to look out the other side toward the west just at the right time. A glorious gold light reflected from the windows of the […]