Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CALLING FAVORITES? = Titus 2 in Action

John 21:7a

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!"

Have you ever had a grandmother who played "favorites" with her grandchildren? Maybe an aunt or uncle, or a grandfather, played 'favorites' in your family?

Perhaps a parent you had may have 'favored' one child over another during your lifetime which didn't make you feel very loved, much less the 'favorite' of the children. Allow me share a true story with you. Let this real life story paint a picture of how our Father [God] sees those who are called His children.

Please join me a the Titus 2 in Action blog [hosted by Sonya Thompson] and click on the MIGHTY WARRIORS link under the heading. I hope you will be challenged and blessed.
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Choosing JOY,

Sunday, July 11, 2010


The Message [paraphrase]
Fear God, dear child—respect your leaders; don't be defiant or mutinous.Without warning your life can turn upside down, and who knows how or when it might happen?

Jeremiah 23:35-37 [NLT]
You should keep asking each other, ‘What is the Lord’s answer?’ or ‘What is the Lord saying?’ But stop using this phrase, ‘prophecy from the Lord.’ For people are using it to give authority to their own ideas, turning upside down the words of our God, the living God, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
“This is what you should say to the prophets: ‘What is the Lord’s answer?’ or ‘What is the Lord saying?’

Proverbs 10:24-26 [NLT]
24 The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled;

the hopes of the godly will be granted.
25 When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away,

but the godly have a lasting foundation.

Psalm 107 [selected]
21 Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them. 22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about His glorious acts.
23 Some went off to sea in ships,

plying the trade routes of the world.
24 They, too, observed the Lord’s power in action, His impressive works on the deepest seas. 25 He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves. 26 Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror. 27 They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits’ end. 28 “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. 29 He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. 30 What a blessing was that stillness as He brought them safely into harbor! 31 Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them.

Have you ever felt ship-wrecked during your lifetime? Paul was shipwrecked. In one night Jesus' life was turned upside down by circumstances around Him. No matter what you are facing in your life right now - no matter how difficult the circumstances - pressures or pain - there are two words to cling to....


is ever near to those who call upon His Name!

And only He can turn those things right-side up - to be used for His glory and purpose! He is our ANCHOR in the storms of life!

Choosing JOY,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I hope you will enjoy my new column at Titus 2 in Action called: MIGHTY WARRIORS to gain some practical insight through prayer, in raising children and grandchildren in the light of God's Word - His TRUTH - with purpose - God's kingdom purpose .

I am blessed to join other writers there as we share our lives with you including our mistakes, frustrations, and faults. Hopefully, it will help you to learn to grow in faith toward Jesus Christ and follow His plan for what He desires to pass on to your children and grandchildren - as an ambassador in your family.

Deuteronomy 4:9-10
9 Just make sure you stay alert. Keep close watch over yourselves. Don't forget anything of what you've seen. Don't let your heart wander off. Stay vigilant as long as you live. Teach what you've seen and heard to your children and grandchildren.
10 That day when you stood before God, your God, at Horeb, God said to me, "Assemble the people in My presence to listen to My words so that they will learn to fear Me in holy fear for as long as they live on the land, and then they will teach these same words to their children."
Please join me today in a special walk down 'memory lane' in my family heritage!

Titus 2 in Action

Then...Click on "MIGHTY WARRIORS" link under heading.

Choosing JOY,