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”

Joy Comes in the Morning

by Beth Fore “Satisfy usin the morning withyour unfailing love, thatwe may sing for joy and be gladall our days.  Make us glad for asmany days as you have afflicted us,for as many years as we have seentrouble.  May your deeds be shownto your servants, your splendor totheir children.  May the favor ofthe Lord ourContinue reading “Joy Comes in the Morning”

May Beauty Surround You

by Beth Fore But let all who takerefuge in you be glad;let them ever sing for joy.Spread your protection overthem, that those who loveyour name may rejoicein you.  For surely, LORD,you bless the righteous;you surround them withyour favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12 NIV) May Beauty Surround You May beauty surround you,and God’s fragranceContinue reading “May Beauty Surround You”

Today is the Day

by Anna Beth Fore “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;    let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!’Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;    let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!Let the trees of the forest sing,    let them sing for joy before the Lord,    for he comes to judge the earth.” “Give thanks to the Lord,Continue reading “Today is the Day”