Tag Archives: joy

God’s Kingdom of Contentment and Peace

A seasoned, spiritually mature Paul said, “For I have learned how to be content in whatever state I am.” He had fought the good [...]

Freedom from True and False Guilt

Many years ago, I attended a legalistic church that mainly focused on the outside of people. After salvation the main attention was on what [...]

Unspeakable Joy Full of God’s Glory

Before the hour came that Jesus the Son would be lifted up to glorify, exalt and honor his Father through his crucifixion and resurrection; [...]

There Will Be Seasons of Joy!

Happiness is a good thing, but happiness tends to depend more on our circumstances. As we all know the situations of our lives are sometimes [...]

Feeling Defeated by Anger or Hurt?

Anger and Hurt are like a hand and glove, and generally speaking these emotions are layered in our hearts when we have experienced some type [...]

Enduring Patience through Uphill Struggles

“And let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us. Looking a [...]

“This too Shall Pass”

“Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen: for the things that are visible are tempora [...]

The Spiritual Transformation that Turns Suffering into Joy!

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time [this present life] are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to [...]

The Day of Trouble

“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high [and defend you]” (Psalm 20:1). We h [...]

Nothing Separates Us from His Love

Romans 8: 35 38-39 Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress [...]

Fear Not Little Flock

“Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke [...]

Finding Peace within Imperfect Circumstances

Isaiah 26:3-4 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on [...]

Tearing Down, Letting Go, Building Up

  “And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [full [...]

Peace and Contentment

“For I have learned how to be content [satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted] in whatever state I am. I have l [...]

The Power of Unconditional Love

lPeter4:8 Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the [...]

Fear Not, Little Flock

“Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke [...]

He Heals the Wounded

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]” (Psalm147:3). We all have experienced circ [...]

Solitude

“But He Himself withdrew [in retirement] to the wilderness [desert] and prayed” Luke 5:15. There is a time for relating to other [...]

Survival Mode

Isaiah 43:18-19 Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing!  Now it [...]

Our Online Ministry Pages and Groups

I was asked the other day concerning a group and what it’s about and my response kept getting bigger and bigger to the point that is was j [...]

Healing in the Depth of Jesus Christ

“They who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing” (Psalm 126:5). Most of us are so afraid when we have an encounter with hardship, l [...]

Staying Optimistic in a Pessimistic World

  I am thankful to say this- sometime there are some positive, pleasant, encouraging human interest stories on the network and cable ne [...]

One Day at a Time in 2016

“So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For th [...]

Finding Peace While Living in Imperfect Circumstances

  Isaiah 26:3-4 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is st [...]

Cast Your Burden on the Lord

“Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you: He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be [...]

A Foggy Morning at East Beach…..Life is a School

Last year’s winter was a long and chilly one, even on St. Simons Island, GA., where I am a part time resident. I enjoy coming a little fur [...]

God’s Love for Everyone – Jesus Calls

“For this is how much God loved the world – he gave his uniquely conceived Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never [...]

Jesus Loves Me

I can recall the song as I write the title:   Yes Jesus Loves me… Yes Jesus Loves me… Yes, Jesus Loves me… The Bible [...]

Peace, Be Still, and LISTEN!

I have always been moved by the Word of God and especially when he speaks of ‘Peace’ and of ‘Be Still.’ When I hear anyone or see an [...]

Letters to God From Children

Children’s Letters to God † Here are some real letters that children have written to God… Dear God, Instead of letting people die [...]
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