love

All Eyes On You (Proverbs 15:3)

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” (Prov. 15:3)

When I first heard this verse a long time ago, it made me think of a parent or teacher who constantly has their eyes on you. You know what they say about parents when it comes to their children and misbehaving– don’t do anything bad because parents “have eyes in the back of their head.” So it made me think of God sitting there watching us, just waiting for us to to make a mistake. (more…)

Be A Blessing (Proverbs 3:3, 27)

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” (Prov. 3:3)

“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.” (Prov. 3:27)

Before we start each day, I pray with the kids and ask God that He would help us to be a blessing to others that day; that we would be kind, gentle, generous, and loving, and that we would shine the light of Jesus wherever we go. I want to instill in them the focus on loving others before ourselves. (more…)

I Lift Up My Soul (Psalm 143:8)

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psa. 143:8)

David was crying out in the midst of despair, hopelessness, and depression. He prayed to the Lord for deliverance from his enemies, and also for divine guidance- not that he would do his own will, but that the Lord would be the one to lead him and give him hope for His Name’s sake. (more…)

U-N-I-T-Y (Psalm 133:1)

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” (Psa. 133:1)

God desires unity in the body of Christ. Unfortunately, too often in the church, we find selfish motives and desires driving dissension and rifts. When people lose sight of the ultimate purpose of church, which is to love God and bring glory to Him, and to love others and draw others to Christ unto salvation, then disunity occurs. (more…)