Friday, December 26, 2014

All Your Cares

I have often thought about this verse as a warning not to get involved in evil....things like stealing and murder.

"Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:8

Then I realized that the previous sentence reads: "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 6-7

God's list of evil includes being proud and self-righteous, but also being cowardly. He doesn't want me to be weighed down with shame and fear, for it is God Himself who promises to take care of me.

I cast all my cares upon You
I lay all of my burdens
Down at Your feet
And anytime I don't know
What to do,
I will cast all my cares
Upon You

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Past and Present

When I was a teen, our youth group went up and down the streets of town Christmas caroling, wearing our royal blue choir robes over our wool coats. We especially made an effort to visit older folks. Now I guess I am officially one of the older folks!....So a group of us went caroling in our neighborhood last weekend. In our group of carolers, we had people from China, Korea, Russia and Egypt. It was beautiful to hear the carols sung in different languages.

The sights and sounds of the season brighten a lot of faces. It's fun to think back on the excitement of being a child at Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014

My son treated me to a birthday lunch at Cracker Barrel and a trip to a very busy KC mall Saturday. This is the double-decker Merry Go Round. (makes me dizzy just to watch it!)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paths of Wisdom


    He has reserved priceless wisdom
 for decent people.
    He is a shield for those who walk in integrity
        in order to guard those on paths of justice
            and to watch over the way of his godly ones.

Proverbs 2:7-8

Father, I pray for Godly pastors and leaders in our nation, who stand up for what is right in Your eyes. 

Friday, December 12, 2014


International House of Prayer Kansas City announced that Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke will be preaching at the One Thing Conference that is held December 28-31, 2014.

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. Ps 27:4

This short video gives a sampling of how God has used Bonnke's love for people to reach nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray that we will see this kind of hunger for God in America!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The One Who Lifts Your Head

But You, O Lord, are a shield about me,

My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

Psalm 3:3 NASB

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

God Knows Your Name!

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands

I have a Father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
No matter where I go

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

Tommy Walker

I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden wealth of secret places,
So that you may know that it is I,
The LORD, the God of Israel,
who calls you by your name.

Isaiah 45:3 NASB

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dawn is About to Break

Make sure that you don't get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. 

The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. Romans 13:11-12 Message