Just Stop

As I write these words those of us in the Mid-Atlantic region, indeed on the entire East Coast of the nation, are experiencing a dramatic and unexpected “deep freeze.”  With temperatures in the twenties during the day and in the single digits at night – well, things have slowed down quite a bit.  Most people… Continue reading Just Stop

No More Gloom

19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. 21 Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished,… Continue reading No More Gloom

The Peace of Thanksgiving

“Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) It’s a wonderful promise – and it’s easy to miss. It’s the promise… Continue reading The Peace of Thanksgiving

A Snappy New Day

I have a collection of coffee mugs.  Some have been given to me by friends, some advertise non-profits or businesses I endorse, some offer poignant or witty sayings to ponder.  A few even have my own artwork on them – from when I was actively working as a freelance cartoonist. One I especially like is… Continue reading A Snappy New Day

Week 48 Trust That God Goes With You

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)   Week 48 Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 20-22 Key Scripture Verses: Deuteronomy 20:1-3-5 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “He shall say: ‘Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. For the Lord your God… Continue reading Week 48 Trust That God Goes With You

Week 46 Cast All Your Anxiety on Him

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 46 Scripture Readings: 1 Peter 4-5 Key Scripture Verse: 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  This key scripture verse is one of my favorites, because even though the gospel says throughout it that Jesus loves me,… Continue reading Week 46 Cast All Your Anxiety on Him

Week 43 Why Does Evil Seem To Prevail?

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger) Week 43 Scripture Readings: Habakkuk Key Scripture Verse: Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “‘Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.’” Why does evil seem to prevail?… Continue reading Week 43 Why Does Evil Seem To Prevail?

Week 43 Is All Our Toil For Naught?

 By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 43 Scripture Readings: Ecclesiastes 1-2 Key Scripture Verses: Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat… Continue reading Week 43 Is All Our Toil For Naught?

Week 42 The Importance of Spiritual Growth and Maturity

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 42 Scripture Readings: 2 Chronicles 21-24 Key Scripture Verse: 2 Chronicles 24:17 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “After the death of Jehoiada, the officials of Judah came and paid homage to the king, and he listened to them. They abandoned the temple of the Lord, the God of their… Continue reading Week 42 The Importance of Spiritual Growth and Maturity

Week 41 Micah’s Message of Hope and Peace

By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)  Week 41 Scripture Readings: Micah Key Scripture Verses: Micah 5:2, 5 (NIV, Life Application Bible) “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from… Continue reading Week 41 Micah’s Message of Hope and Peace