Read part 1 of this series here, titled "Open your eyes." To continue with the same journey of the warning of a hardened heart... Hebrews 3:12-15 says "Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. You must warn… Continue reading Spiritual Warfare Series: Identifying the Enemy
Before I can truly share what God has been speaking to me about the concept of Spiritual Warfare, I have to lay the ground work of how I got there. This journey started when a women's group that I am part of decided to dive deeper into the idea of a "Hardened Heart." I looked… Continue reading Spiritual Warfare Series: Open your eyes
Unconditional Love and Boundaries... The two almost seem like polar opposites. We seem to think that unconditional love means love without boundaries. But that's not the case. In order to deeply love someone, there has to be boundaries. Love with no boundaries leads to resentment and pain, for one person or both. Yes, God's love… Continue reading Devotion: Unconditional Love vs. Boundaries
This blog used to have a different name. It was once called Wine and Weekends. This blog used to be about me, about my life, about “things” I had and “things” I did. But over time, God taught me that when I make it all about me, I’m going to fail. So after 3 years… Continue reading A Vision Made New
When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people, he returned to Capernum. At that time, the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death. When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elder to ask him to come and heal his slave. So they earnestly begged… Continue reading Devotion: Just Say the Word from Where You Are
But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, give them your shirt also. Give to… Continue reading Devotion: Loving the Unlovable
One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of grain, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and ate the grain. But some Pharisees said, "Why are you breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?" Jesus replied, "Haven't you read in the Scriptures what David did… Continue reading Devotion: Is This a Day to Save a Life or to Destroy it?
Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named LEvi sitting at his tax collector's booth. "Follow me and be my disciple," Jesus said to him. So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him. But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you… Continue reading Devotion: Healthy people don’t need a doctor – Sick people do.
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Now go out where it is deeper and let down your nets to catch some fish." "Master", Simon replied, "We worked hard all night last night and didn't catch a thing. But if you say so, I'll let the nets down again." And this time their… Continue reading Devotion: When Jesus says “It’s time to fish,” You go fishing
Sometimes life happens. Sometimes we get ourselves in trouble and sometimes trouble follows us around. That's life. Life isn't always good, but God is. And one of the best things I ever started doing was journaling. I write down my prayers and my thoughts as often as I can, and I try to take notes… Continue reading Remembering the Miracles