Joy on Our Journey

by Jo Umberger Have you ever noticed that some Christians seem to be joyful most of the time? Are they simply happy with their circumstances? Perhaps they have always made it a habit to smile, which makes them appear to be joyful, even if they are suffering inwardly. Or are they truly aware of God’sContinue reading “Joy on Our Journey”

Can I Be Free From Worry?

by Jo Umberger There was a time in my life when I thought I would scream if one more person said to me, “Just don’t worry about it.” “Just,” I thought. “Apparently you think refraining from worry is a simple proposition!” Honestly I had no idea how to stop worrying. “But what if we don’t have enoughContinue reading “Can I Be Free From Worry?”

3 Things to Make Your Heart Brighter

by Jo Umberger If there were three simple things you could do to ease your mind and heart, grow closer to God, and increase your joy, how fast would you run toward them? Consider how our lives would change if we were to practice this Scripture consistently and daily. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in allContinue reading “3 Things to Make Your Heart Brighter”

I Ask You for a Miracle, Father

by Beth Fore “Ask and it will begiven to you; seek andyou will find; knock andthe door will be opened toyou.  For everyone who asksreceives; he who seeksfinds; and to him whoknocks, the door willbe opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8 NIV) I Ask You for a Miracle, Father I ask You for a miracle, Father,that You willContinue reading “I Ask You for a Miracle, Father”

Awaken Within Me

By Beth Fore “My heart is steadfast, O God,my heart is steadfast; I will singand make music.  Awake, my soul!Awake, harp and lyre!  I willawaken the dawn.  I will praiseyou, O Lord, among the nations;I will sing of you among the peoples.For great is your love, reachingto the heavens; your faithfulnessreaches to the skies.  BeContinue reading Awaken Within Me

A Closer Walk with God

by Beth Fore “Who is wise and understandingamong you? Let him show itby his good life, by deeds donein the humility that comes fromwisdom. But if you harbor bitterenvy and selfish ambition in yourhearts, do not boast about it or denythe truth.  Such ‘wisdom’ does notcome down from heaven but isearthly, unspiritual, of the devil.Continue reading “A Closer Walk with God”

Delights from the Lord

by Beth Fore “Your love, O LORD, reachesto the heavens, your faithfulnessto the skies.   Your righteousness islike the mighty mountains, your justicelike the great deep.  O LORD, you preserveboth man and beast.  How priceless is your unfailinglove!  Both high and low among men find refuge in theshadow of your wings. They feast on the abundanceofContinue reading “Delights from the Lord”

Help Me See Through Your Eyes

“For God so loved the worldthat he gave his oneand only Son, that whoeverbelieves in him shall notperish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV) “A new command I give you:Love one another.  As Ihave loved you, so youmust love one another.By this all men will knowthat you are my disciples,if you love one another.”Continue reading “Help Me See Through Your Eyes”

My Heavenly Dwelling

by Beth Fore “Now we know that if the earthlytent we live in is destroyed, wehave a building from God, an eternalhouse in heaven, not built by humanhands.  Meanwhile we groan, longingto be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,because when we are clothed, we willnot be found naked.  For while we arein this tent, we groanContinue reading “My Heavenly Dwelling”