This past Sunday part of my family went out into the Willipa Hills of Southwest Washington State. The view from one high ridge was spectacular! We saw the Chehalis river valley, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. My heart praised God for the beauty of His creation. My stress level always lowers … Continue reading Meditation in the Mountains
"Castillo de San Marcos" by Photo by Sahi S on Unsplash Last month I discussed Philippians 4:6. In that verse, Paul tells us not to worry about anything but to bring our concerns before God. Worry shows a lack of trust in God. Now we look at the next verse which discusses the results of … Continue reading The Peace of God Guards Our Hearts and Minds
We are living in difficult times. There are protests and political turmoil. We read about persecution around the world, especially Asia and Africa. Many of those same areas are suffering from drought and severe plagues of locusts. This week Mexico suffered an earthquake. And in the midst of all this, we each try to do … Continue reading Are you worried?
3 . . . we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering … Continue reading You Can’t Postpone the Inevitable Forever