Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).
Monday, December 24, 2012
Bad news is everywhere. It seems even worse during holiday celebrations. All you have to do is open a newspaper to find out there is no peace on earth right now. There never has been. That's because men's hearts are evil unless they are connected to God. Jesus Himself foretold of "wars and rumors of wars" as a sign of the last days (Matthew 24:6).
When the angels said to the shepherds, "peace and goodwill toward men," they were not referring to the absence of war. Peace between God and man is the gift of Christmas. That is the good news.
There is no war between God and man any longer unless man refuses the perfect sacrifice. But sometimes we forget what He really gave us. We get caught up in shopping, traveling, cooking, and parties and in the frenzy of it all, we lose our peace. Rushing to purchase that last gift, getting cut off in traffic, and long check-out lines can frustrate us to the point of losing the meaning of the celebration.
In all the haste of the season, take a few moments to stop and leave it all behind. Focus only on the baby, the reason for the season. Ponder these words from Jesus, "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you: not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" (John 14:27).
May His peace be the best gift you receive this Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
|Patriot Guard Riders|
|Flag folding ceremony|
Monday, November 5, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
- Light pushes back darkness. Whenever you turn a light, darkness flees.
- Light illuminates. It shows what is hidden. You can't see what is in darkness until you turn on the light.
- Light shows the way. You know where the next step is when the light is on.
- The light can't be seen when it is covered up.
Monday, October 1, 2012
|Kenny and Lisa Latta|
We recently had a new beginning in our family. Our oldest son traveled down the road of matrimony. Even though we had experienced his leaving home years ago, there are new feelings now. He has a new beginning with his wife and we have one with a new member of our family. Even though our relationship with our son isn’t new, this trip is different because the circumstances are not the same. The single phase of our son’s life has ended, but a better one has begun. We will have new experiences to share and more additions to our family in the future. Trust in God is our roadmap.
Monday, September 24, 2012
I would love to hear how you have faced and conquered some type of fear.