As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins...But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
What would you include in the biography of your life? (more)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
My wife and I get pretty thorough when we pack for a vacation. I put out everything I'm taking on our bed to make sure I have everything. (more)
Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin?"
Every day I wake up I want to do everything in my day well, purely, and perfectly. I don't want to get angry at anyone. I want to take everyone's words and actions in the kindest possible way. I want to live at peace with everyone I know. I want to show love and compassion with my actions. I want to be good. (more)
What a person desires is unfailing love
That proverb speaks for itself. We want that from our friends and family. We want that from our co-workers. We want them from our children and spouse. We want that from everyone! We want unfailing love. (more)
The Lord's Purpose WILL Prevail
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Are you a planner? Perhaps you're extremely detailed oriented or a have a little OCD and have every aspect of something planned out. (More)
One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty
A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
My toddler has figured out if he gives away one of his pretzels or goldfish crackers or cookies he doesn't have it anymore and that makes him mad. (more)
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
The young woman stands in front of the mirror putting the finishing touches on her face and hair for her big day. (More)
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
"I am disciplining you because I love you." (MORE)
My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you...
Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.
Proverbs 2:1, 9-11
God's Word gives us life and salvation. (More)