Only God Can Restore Us

Hosea 14 The people are exhorted to return to the Lord, ask Him to take away their iniquity, to receive them and in return they will offer the sacrifices of their lips such as praise, thanksgiving and confession.  They will acknowledge and confess that no nation can save them and that no longer will they …

Seeking the Lost

Don't live in a bubble, live for God by seeking the lost and pointing them to Jesus. When I saw this image it just struck me that Jesus didn't live in a bubble.  He ate with tax collectors and sinners (Matthew 9:11).  Many of them followed Him and Jesus was called their Friend (Mark 2:15; …

Partakers

The sun meets not the springing bud that stretches towards him with half the certainty that God, the source of all good, communicates himself to the soul that longs to partake of him — William Law True peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God and will be deep …

Jennie Kidd Trout

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make - Jane Goodall Today would have been Jennie Trout's 117th birthday.  I never heard of her until a few minutes ago when I saw an image of her on Google's logo.  Of course, I had to …

Sing to the Lord

Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises - Psalm 98:4 Praising God is something that should be as natural as breathing.  It's hard to do so, however, when facing trials, problems or challenges, but that is the time when we really need to do it.  I …

Christ’s Suffering

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man - Hebrews 2:9 Today is a very emotional day for me.  The waterworks began this morning soon after I …

Victory Through Jesus

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ - 1 Corinthians 15:57 This Easter, I find myself reflecting on the victory we have through Jesus which He made possible when He died on the cross, taking away our sins and reconciling us to the Father.  Through His death, …

The Afternoon Tradition

As she drank her tea, she thought of her grandmother. Grams would have turned 90 today.  How she missed her. It was Grams who got her into the habit of drinking tea in the afternoons.  She thought of the times when she used to walk over to Grams' house after school and sit at the …

Motherhood

Dirty pampers.  Waking up at all hours to feed. Stressful days.  Fitful sleep.  The need for adult conversation.  Relief when Dad comes home and takes over.  You have time for yourself now.  You savor the moment.  You get to do what you want to do.   But you don't want her to grow up too fast. …

The Move to Paris

It took a lot of moxie to get her here to Paris but it is her faith in God that keeps her going. Leaving Toronto with its familiar haunts, a job she loved, family and friends to settle in a city she had only visited once wasn`t an easy thing to do at all.  She …

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