How to Heed God’s Advice

Do you prayerfully welcome God into your business?  When you asked Him to join you in your venture, did you ask Him to be a silent partner? If not, then you should expect to get some input!  God cares about you and your business, and He will not stand idly by if you fail, while you seek His guidance and work to increase your faith.

Increasing your divine guidance and faith isn’t always easy.  Sometimes the voice of God comes in so loud and clear that we can’t help but hear it and know that it comes from Him.  At other times, He speaks to us softly, as our conscience, with friendly reminders.  But how do you know? 

When God has a message to get across, rest assured that He will do so. As my husband likes to say, He will hit you with a 2x4 to the head when necessary.  He will speak to you in the way that makes the most sense for you – He is your creator, after all, so He knows a little something about what will and will not work for...

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Crisis, Challenge, Change!

New Challenges

With nearly a year of Covid-19 under our belts, most of us feel we’re at least handling this crisis better than we were at the start.  Better than we were, but still off-kilter.  The advent of Covid brought to the surface feelings of panic and insecurity for many, and understandably so!  And the scary thing is that no one knows for sure if, or even when things will return to normal.  Will our “new normal” be anything like life was before Covid?  No one knows for sure.  No one, that is, except God.

Major tragedies of any sort often cause us to question God – our fear begins to outweigh our faith.  One thing I’ve found that helps at times is to keep the big picture, the “eternal perspective” in mind. 

Calm in Crisis

I remember a particular time in my life when I was scared to death during an earthquake.  I had never been in an earthquake before, and apparently it was the worst one in...

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New You, New Year

New You

“New Year, New You” has become a mantra of sorts.  With the many difficulties of 2020 nearly behind us, some may be wondering if 2021 will be a happy new year or more of the same.  Yet, in Isaiah 43:19, God tells us, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?  I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  With this verse as guidance, what would the Lord have us do?

What if we were to rephrase the old adage to say, “New You, New Year”?  How would this mindset shift change your perspective on what determines a happy new year?  Because, you see, to start afresh, what it takes is not a specific date on the calendar.  All it really requires is a new outlook, a new approach, a new point of view – a new and renewed YOU!

 “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all...

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He Chose You

Holy Mary

The Blessed Virgin.  We all know her name, but how many of us know her story?  She’s not mentioned as much as you might think in the Bible, given her role in Christianity as a whole.  She did, after all, give birth to the Son of God.  But, from the Bible, we can glean much of the situation, and attempt to imagine ourselves in it.

She was young, probably a teenager, which wasn’t unusual for marriage and childbearing in those times.  Can you just imagine?  In your teens, told by a messenger of the Lord himself that you will conceive and bear a child, and not in the usual manner?  How frightening that concept must have been! 

She had questions, and received but one answer, which was that her aunt Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant, despite her advanced age.  So, Mary made the choice to believe God’s angel messenger and simply said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” (...

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