Missing Candles

I received a series of emails last year from a pastor who was discouraged and defeated. He told me that he no longer had a desire to pastor a church where there was so much hatred and criticism. He said “I am not going to be a pastor any more”..

Call the Hotline

I took a nap this afternoon and I had a terrible dream. In the dream, I was with someone and he just left me. I didn’t have to worry about getting home because I didn’t have a home..

God’s Healing Touch

Years ago the Lord gave me a poem that ministered greatly to my heart at that time. Several lines that have always stayed deep within and I have never forgotten them..

Cleansed By the Blood

I have received many emails from people who tell me that Jesus can't forgive them for something terrible they have done. I submit to you on the authority of the Word of God that when Jesus said "It is finished" every sin was put under the blood..

His Protecting Hand

In the past month, I have received more than thirty emails from people who are in the middle of a crisis and are facing devastating circumstances. Jesus tells us that He will be with us and that all the criticism..

O How I Love You

“Someone just kissed Me but I know it wasn’t out of love. They are spitting in My face, and hitting Me. It hurts! Why are they doing this to Me? What have I done to them? All I have ever done is give them My Love. O how I Love you!”

The Song of Our Hearts

There are times when we are in the middle of a crisis and we don’t feel like singing. It is then that we need to allow Jesus to be our strength and song. He can put the song back into our hearts even in the midst..

Praise Him Anyway

I have been having computer problems for several weeks. Yesterday, I worked seventeen hours in a row trying to resolve the issue. It still has not been resolved. I have lost people on my mailing list..

Looking Out the Window

When I was growing up, my parents didn’t take us to church. I wanted to go to church mainly, to be honest, because I didn’t hear loud angry voices and arguing. To this day, I still shake inside..

Leave It There

How often do we take our burdens to Jesus and then as soon as we say amen we start worrying about them and how we’re going to fix them. We need to leave them with Jesus. He is the only one who..

Shadow Chasers

Fear! It can be a healthy emotion or at times a terrifying cage that locks someone into total inactivity. It can come from an event endured at point in our life, such as the death of a loved one, or friend..

Spiritual Q-Tip for Listening

Many years ago, I stumbled across a wonderful little book at the local Goodwill book sale. For 50 cents, The Normal Christian Worker by Watchman Nee contains..

Pushing Our Obstacles Aside

Obstacles sometimes seem insurmountable in our life. We can look to the left, the right, back and forth. Yet no matter which direction we focus our eyes; we are unable to see our next step..

Always Something

There are times when we grumble and are not satisfied. My air conditioner froze and I had to shut it off so it would unthaw. I had fans so even though I wasn’t as cool as I would like..

Weary and Discouraged

There are times when we get weary and discouraged and feel like nobody is there for us. It is the same with Jesus. I think sometimes He feels like no one cares because many times we ignore Him most of the day..

Take Strength

So many times we're bombarded by trials and tempted to lose hope.

And the Rain Came Down

Two men, two houses, a gale force wind and lots of rain provide the necessary elements for a telling tale told by Jesus.

It Takes Time

Jesus tells us to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

No Acceptance

When we give someone a gift, if it is not accepted with thanks and happiness it hurts us.

No More

One day all the heartaches and sorrows we have will be no more.

God's Hotline

Many times we have a heavy burden and there is nobody around to pray for us.

Garden of Happiness

When we were children in school, we were expected to get high grades and many times if we didn’t get them, we were scolded and punished.

Windows of Hope

There are times when there are no doors to open so that we can escape from heartaches and trials.

Remebering His Mercy

...but when something went wrong they started complaining. We do the same thing today.