Isaiah 61

This is what I read in my quiet time this morning and thought y'all might be encouraged by it today. The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of … [Read more...]

You are not alone

*Post by author, Sara Horn One of the biggest battles I believe we face as women and as a society today is loneliness. Have you ever found yourself surrounded by a crowd of people and still felt like you were all by yourself? I have. There was even a day where I had lunch with a friend, and we spent most of our time together talking about how lonely each of us felt. And yet, there we were, … [Read more...]

Don’t miss this one

Well, I'm typing this post through tears - but I wanted to make sure to point you in the direction of one of the sweetest things I've ever read. Vicki Courtney's daughter got married right before Christmas, and Vicki taped a precious moment between Paige and her daddy at the wedding rehearsal. You can see the video and read the explanation over at Vicki's blog. If the Lord has given you a special … [Read more...]

Revisiting regret

Last night I was hopping along a delightful little Internet rabbit trail, just sort of clicking from one link to the next with no real direction, and somehow I ended up watching this clip from one of Beth Moore's appearances on Life Today. Oh, it was a timely word for me. I've actually had several conversations with a sweet friend about this very topic (r-e-g-r-e-t) lately, and I'm convinced that … [Read more...]

Peace of Christ

I like to use The Message in my quiet time sometimes. There's just something about the way the words come together in a way that isn't as familiar that makes a passage stand out to me in a new way. And the other morning I read this from Colossians. "Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate … [Read more...]

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains-- where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by … [Read more...]

A Mighty Good (And Timely) Word

I read this devotion by Charles Spurgeon back in the spring, and it hit me right between the eyes. I ran across it again yesterday, and, well, it had the same result. Such great perspective and wisdom in his words. It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves … [Read more...]

It really is enough

While I won't bore you with all the various and sundry Life Developments that are going on in our little corner of the world right now, I will tell you that the day-to-day stuff at our house has been a smidge overwhelming for the last month or so. It's nothing bad, mind you, but sometimes when I think about everything that needs to get done over the course of an average day (family, work, house, … [Read more...]