Jesus said, "do not worry." But, It appears each of us will receive the Lord's words a bit differently. His disciples did. Dr. Luke heard a slightly different message than Levi, the tax collector. That's the wonderful thing about God's Word - it meets each of us exactly at the point of our need.
farewell ’22 – welcome ’23
You’ll be built solid, grounded in righteousness, far from any trouble—nothing to fear! far from terror—it won’t even come close! If anyone attacks you, don’t for a moment suppose that I sent them, And if any should attack, nothing will come of it. I create the blacksmith who fires up his forge and makes a weapon designed to…
back to basics
"It is good to say, 'Thank you' to the Lord, to sing praises to the God who is above all gods. Every morning tell him, 'Thank you for your kindness,' and every evening rejoice in all his faithfulness." Psalm 92:1-2 LB Thank you Lord, for your kindness. Thank you that you are who you say…
what’d you know
The older I get the more I know just how much I don't know! As we move into the final two months of 2022 I believe the time has come to share some of what I do KNOW with you. What I absolutely, for certain, know! Most of the things I'm about to tell you…
Halloween 😭 NOT happy
I am a Christian. Should I celebrate Halloween? For me, God's answer is a resounding NO.
the Word’s alive
Designed to promote spiritual growth and a stronger bond with Jesus Christ, this little booklet is a simple, yet well-rounded, guidebook for contemplative study of God's Word. Divided into a series of seven weekly study guides and daily devotionals it is geared to help the reader reach a higher personal appreciation of God’s unconditional love and grace.
now and then
Ten years ago, when I moved the Cottage blog to this platform, most of my posts were about the day-to-day minutia of our life. We cooked. I posted the recipes. We gardened. I posted the beautiful bounty. Then one day I was motivated to speak out about our walk with The Lord - all that He had done and was doing in our life
more love = less fear
Without God, people do not change! They try to change. And for brief periods they may succeed in maintaining the appearance of change, but eventually, unless God intervenes, people return to serve the master of their choices. Fear continues to reign in their lives.