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Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! (Psalm 118:15 NIV) How I (Jill here) wish I could say that shouts of joy and victory were all that […]

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Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill […]

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Its walls are patrolled day and night against invaders, but the real danger is wickedness within the city… It is not an enemy who taunts me— I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me— […]

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Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you. (Psalm 55:22) Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7) Anxiety and stress bear down hard on our bodies […]

You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father…I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:2b,3) Children, obey your parents because you belong to the […]

“Return to me,” says the LORD of hosts, “and I will return to you.” (Zechariah 1:3) Father, Thank you for loving the prodigals. Thank you for your willingness to allow them to make the first move towards relationship with you […]

But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. (Psalm 52:8) What’s it like to be an olive tree? David compared himself to one. We don’t have olive […]

  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, […]

But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there. (Psalm 51:6 NLT) God appreciates honest people of all ages. There isn’t a stage in one’s life where he tolerates lying. It seems that He doesn’t even give a small […]

The Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him. (2 Chronicles 30:9) Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times […]

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