A Speck of Dust

by Beth Fore Why, you do not even knowwhat will happen tomorrow. What is your life?  You are amist that appears for a littlewhile and then vanishes.(James 4:14 NIV) Man is like a breath;his days are like afleeting shadow.(Psalm 144:4 NIV) A Speck of Dust I am but a speck of dust, Lord,in the vastness ofContinue reading “A Speck of Dust”

Take Control, Lord

by Beth Fore “Submit yourselves, then,to God.  Resist the devil,and he will flee from you.Come near to God and hewill come near to you. Wash your hands, yousinners, and purify yourhearts, you double-minded.Grieve, mourn and wail.Change your laughter tomourning and your joy togloom.  Humble yourselvesbefore the Lord, and hewill lift you up.” (James 4:7-10 NIV) TakeContinue reading “Take Control, Lord”

“One Anothering” While Coming Out of a Pandemic”

by Jo Umberger, VP, NewLife Behavior International Author Richard C. Meyer has written three books on a concept termed “one anothering.” The idea implies that the “one another” passages in the Bible provide opportunities for Christians to do something for each other. While creative in nature, the thought certainly is rooted in truth.  The phrase “one another” occurs 100Continue reading ““One Anothering” While Coming Out of a Pandemic””

The Battle Within

by Beth Fore “So I find this law at work:When I want to do good,evil is right there with me.For in my inner being I delightin God’s law; but I see anotherlaw at work in the membersof my body, waging waragainst the law of my mindand making me a prisonerof the law of sin atContinue reading “The Battle Within”

In the Garden

by Beth Fore “My soul is overwhelmedwith sorrow to the pointof death,” he said to them.“Stay here and keep watch.”Going a little farther, he fellto the ground and prayedthat if possible the hourmight pass from him.“Abba, Father,” he said,“everything is possiblefor you.  Take this cup fromme.  Yet not what I will,but what you will.” (MarkContinue reading “In the Garden”

Cleanse Me from the Inside Out

by Beth Fore “Woe to you, teachers ofthe law and Pharisees, youhypocrites!  You are likewhitewashed tombs, whichlook beautiful on the outsidebut on the inside are full ofdead men’s bones andeverything unclean.  In thesame way, on the outsideyou appear to people asrighteous but on theinside you are fullof hypocrisy andwickedness.” (Matthew 23:27-28 NIV) Cleanse Me fromContinue reading “Cleanse Me from the Inside Out”

Renewal

By Beth Fore “But when the kindness and loveof God our Savior appeared, hesaved us, not because of righteousthings we had done, but becauseof his mercy.  He saved us throughthe washing of rebirth and renewal bythe Holy Spirit, whom he poured outon us generously through Jesus Christour Savior, so that, having been justifiedby his grace,Continue reading “Renewal”

I Bask in Your Glory, Lord

by Beth Fore “Save us, O LORD our God,and gather us from the nations,that we may give thanksto your holy nameand glory in your praise.” (Psalm 106:47 NIV) I Bask in Your Glory, Lord I bask in Your glory, Lord,as I behold Your majesty.I’m in awe of Your creationand the wondrous world I see. IContinue reading “I Bask in Your Glory, Lord”

A New Heaven and a New Earth

by Beth Fore “Then I saw a new heavenand a new earth, for the firstheaven and the first earth hadpassed away, and there was nolonger any sea.  I saw the HolyCity, the new Jerusalem, comingdown out of heaven from God,prepared as a bride beautifullydressed for her husband.  AndI heard a loud voice from thethrone saying,Continue reading “A New Heaven and a New Earth”

Death is Not the End

by Beth Fore Death is Not the End Death is not the end for Christiansbecause our spirits live eternally.It is a metamorphosis and moltingas our body is shed and our spirit set free. The eternal spirit that lives within usis no longer bound by physical chains.It is vibrant and ageless and timelessand no longer suffersContinue reading “Death is Not the End”