From Shame to Shine

“Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” Psalm 34:5 ESV One day, I listened to a story about a woman who had a past that Christ had saved her from, which she had kept hidden for many years. Somehow she kept it so well hidden even her husband…

Stretch for Fine Wine

“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour…

Renovation Innovation

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it…” Isaiah 43:19 MSG Through the eyes of God, can you see the potential in you? There are bright possibilities, open views, room for expansion, and high valued materials placed within you! Whether you were originally built to embody corporations…

Despite That, Deliver Your Gift

“…His mother Mary had been promised to Joseph in marriage. But before they were married, Mary realized that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:18 GWT You have something special you are carrying, a treasure inside planted in you by God.  Your current or past circumstances are not a criteria to be qualified…

Smile Opposite the Urge to Pucker

At some point, you may have heard of Newton’s third law of motion, which states that everything has an equal and opposite reaction. In short, as not to give a physics lesson, whatever pushes you is moved away by an equal and opposite reaction, pushing it in the other direction.  But, also, another example of…

Life by the Light of the Eye

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12 NIV   “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of…

Truth of Your Identity

“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29 NIV “But, when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are…

Timeless Connection of Prayer

In today’s age, we have a plethora of communication tools: email, text, tweets, cell phones, etc., and with any of them, a blip in the system can cause frantic chaos when we just can’t get a connection with our loved one.  Thank God, we don’t have to rely on human knowledge or innovation to keep…

Prayer: East Harlem Explosion Victims

Father in Heaven, We come, bowed down before You in Your Majestic Presence, praying for all affected by the tragic explosion in East Harlem, NY.  Thank you, Lord for your mercy upon the souls of those who were taken from us in this incident.  Please permeate their family & loved ones with peace, comfort, &…