Enrich Your Personal Life Part III

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)


Enrich Your Personal Life Part I

"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me...." The Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:21-22 (NIV)

The Pleasure of an Icy Caress

"'Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.' Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise." Ephesians 5:14-15 (NIV)

To Make a Life

"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." Joshua 1:7-8 (NIV)

A God Thing

"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

Not Feeling Guilty When We Should: Guilt Part III

"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron." 1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NIV)

Freedom from Guilt, Part II

"Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, 'I will confess my rebellion to the LORD.' And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone." Psalm 32:4-6 (NLT)

Freedom from Guilt, Part I

"If we confess our sins, he [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

Some Fell on Stony Ground

"A sower [farmer] went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold." When He had said these things He cried, "He who has ears to hear let him hear!" Luke 8:5-8 (NKJV)


Great Hymns of the Church

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16 (NKJV)


The Healing Power of Confession

"Therefore confess your sins [and faults] to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed." James 5:16 (NIV)

Living in Harmony with God's Will

"I beseech you therefore, brethren [brothers and sisters], by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)

This Lady Drove Me Nuts

"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe." Philippians 2:14-15 (NIV)

Casa de Bendición (House of Blessing)

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:8-10 (NIV)

Freedom and Gratitude

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 (NIV)

Life Investment

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day [in Heaven]-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (NIV)

It May Be Today

"In my Father's house are many rooms ... I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go ... I will come back and take you to be with me." Jesus in John 14:2-3 (NIV)


Impacting Our Kids

"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

Mind Changes

"Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different or because someone has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound like the truth. Instead, we will hold to the truth in love, becoming more and more in every way like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church." Ephesians 4:14-15 (NLT)

Response to Shame and Guilt Trips

"Now I am happy," the Apostle Paul wrote, "not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness...what concern, what readiness to see justice done." 2 Corinthians 7:9-11 (NIV)

Never Missing a Wrong Note

"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin." Psalm 51:1-2 (NIV)

The Power of Thanksgiving

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

Laughter Is Good Medicine

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)