From the Desert to the Mountain Top

I think if we will be honest with ourselves that there are times when all of us wander in the desert of discouragement, doubts and loneliness..

Caregiver Guidelines

Have you ever wondered what to say when you’re face-to-face with another person’s pain? Ever been speechless when speaking to someone who is suffering?

It Is Never Too Late

I am reading an inspirational story about a man who, because of driving while he was drunk, was involved in a car accident..

We Made It Through Another Day

Have you ever had a day when it seemed like everything came against you, that everything that could go wrong, did go wrong?

All That You Need

What do you need today? Do you need a bed to sleep on? God will supply it for you. For a month, I didn’t have a bed to sleep on..

God's Wheelchair

When we see someone in a wheelchair, we understand that they have a physical problem and need the wheelchair to get around..

The Gentleness of Jesus

Do you feel broken and bruised and battered today? See Jesus as gentle and take comfort from Matthew 12:20: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.”

Every Sunday

We have a Pastor Appreciation Month for our pastors. I believe with all of my heart that our pastors should be honored and recognized in a special way every Sunday of the year..

A Recipe for Encouragement

I think that most of us can quote this Psalm by heart without looking. The question is, do we really understand and believe what we are saying? Many times we memorize Bible verses and..

The Beginning of Hope

toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. H

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

I used to enjoy watching Home Improvement. One of the best parts of the show was at the end when they would run the bloopers from that particular episode..

When Life is Dull

A recent Time magazine cover story attempts to find out why many Americans find everyday life a bit dull. Heading into the millennium, our country has embarked on..

Running on Empty

I really like to work out. Maybe a better way to say it is that I have an exercise obsession. A couple years ago, I decided to try out the treadmill for the first time..

Life is a Temporary Assignment

I vividly remember one day when I was in kindergarten. I had just come home from school when my mom told me that our neighbor, “Uncle Dudley,” had died. This was my first experience with death and I didn’t deal with it very well..

Do You Want To Get Better?

It’s a funny thing. I talk to people all the time who are sick or experiencing chronic pain and would do anything to get better. I also know others who are not healthy but seem to want to stay that way..

The Refreshing Water

JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention

Take It Off

All of us wear masks at times because we are not willing to let people see that we are hurting. To take off the masks makes us vulnerable to being rejected, criticized and misunderstood. Yet..

Peter Principles

One of my goals growing up was to get all four of my sisters to cry at the same time. This was actually quite challenging but I’ll never forget what happened one evening when I finally accomplished my goal..

Hold On A Little Longer!!

Why do we have to go through some of the things we do, that make us feel like the last thing we are meant to do, is to succeed..

Remind Me

We sometimes act just as the people acted that God brought out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. How many times has God come to our rescue when we were sinking in the depths of despair..

His Great Faithfulness

I have received several emails over the last three months from people who have told me “God has given me more than I can bear. He does give me more than I can bear..

Overcoming Darkness

This week I struggled with darkness. An ugly cloud parked over my computer and refused to leave. It followed me around the house. The thickness-without-a-name pushed me back into the corner of self-pity and blame..

Keep Swinging

A 102-year-old woman recently made a hole-in-one while playing a round of golf. I believe she has been playing for 80 years and this is her first hole-in-one...

Forget the Past

There are some people who constantly dwell on the past and I was one of them. I had been forgiven and cleansed through the precious blood of the Christ of Calvary..

A Compassionate Heart

I was listening to a singer on a gospel show on television yesterday. She was singing one of my favorite songs. In the middle of her song...

Our Pastors

Since God called me to the mission field and gave me the ministry of composing inspirational writings and encouraging pastors..