“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a person’s gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith, If it is serving, let her serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging let her encourage…” Romans 12: 6-8. (NIV with Lee paraphrase) What’s your gift? Romans… Read More Word Wednesday: Is Your Gift Parakaleo?
“God loves me.” I hear these words come out of my mouth when good things happen. I’m guilty. When circumstances are good, it’s easy to feel God’s presence and His favor, but when times get hard, it’s not so easy. Sometimes frustration, discouragement, or grief makes it impossible for me to feel the… Read More Word Wednesday: Blessed: Makarioi/ Fully Satisfied (I want that!)
It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1 Setting: (My brain last Friday as I backed my van out of the driveway. The mental conversation had started the day before. Negativity threatened… Read More Do the Negative Tapes Play in Your Mind Too?
“The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” ~Jesus (John 10:10 NIV) full= The Greek word is perissos. According to Strong’s dictionary it’s used several ways: Abundance, Advantage, Anything more, In Abundance, Out of the Ordinary, Beyond Measure. (mystudybible.com)… Read More Do You Live an “Out of the Ordinary” Life?
I’m sharing a little bit of A Mary Like Me today. This is one of my favorite chapters…well…personally, I like all of the chapters, but THIS ONE is close to my heart. The book was written to encourage women to step out into their calling. Sometimes we compare ourselves to talented peers and saintly biblical… Read More Word Wednesday: Agathos/ Better or Useful?