January 29, 2018

The Joy of Giving

As I’ve been reflecting on our good God who desires to fill us with joy, I’ve thought about the many ways that God has brought joy in my life.  One way that was unexpected was found in the joy of giving. 

To find joy in giving shouldn’t be a surprise.  We have a very generous God and it is clear that He enjoys providing for His children.  Not only does He provide for all our needs, but He encourages us to let our requests be known to Him, in a desire to answer...

September 13, 2017

These past five years, two of my three children have married. Today, we are blessed with an amazing daughter-in-law and son-in-law. It has been a joy to participate in these events and watch the new couples’ budding love for one another.

With all of this, I found myself reminiscing on the days leading up to my marriage. Like many couples, my husband Bob and I went to pre-marital counseling at our church. As one of our activities, the pastor had us select a verse that would guide our...

September 13, 2017

When we consider our spiritual gifts and how we might use them, we need to remember that when Jesus ascended into heaven, He made a promise to His followers. He promised them that they would not be alone. He promised that He would send them the Holy Spirit. It is this Holy Spirit that gives us spiritual gifts so that we might be equipped to serve God and fulfill His purpose.

Think a minute about who you are. You are ‘Women of God’. This means that you’re special and have a higher ca...

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