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The Constant

Greetings in Messiah my brothers and sisters in the body.  I wished to share a thought that ran through me this morning after devotion.  All businesses have financial statements.  One statement is called a balance sheet where all assets and liabilities...

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The Clothespins

"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." (Eph 1:3) NIV Seven empty clothespins. That's what I found when I went to take down yesterday's laundry. No doubt...

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Smilin’ Mighty Jesus

When you live in the mountains as I do you are bound to hear some people slaughter some of the English language. I have heard someone say they liked "modern" furniture. Of course they meant modern furniture. One day someone said the transaction fell out of their car....

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Patriotism and God

When I hear our National Anthem, it still brings tears to my eyes. It wasn't that long ago that I spoke to an elder in regard to the lack of patriotism among our youth. His response was that every generation expresses such concerns. But, something always happens to...

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Is Time Your God?

Ps 145:15-17 "The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made." NIV I have been made aware that time...

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The White Cat

We are used to seeing animals come onto our property. We have a large yard and a pasture where we used to keep cattle. We normally see cats, dogs, squirrels and rabbits. We have a family of groundhogs living in our barn. A time or two we have seen a deer bouncing...

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Things to Think About

Our prayer life is a reflection of our life! Well, what is our prayer life like? For, out of the heart the mouth speaketh. I present to you that, if the Holy Spirit is not in control of your heart, you have short words in prayer. If the Holy Spirit is in...

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The Archippus Admonition

Colossians 4:17 has always been a curious verse to me. Paul has just finished his letter to the church in Colosse. Among the greetings that are customary at the end of his letters, he throws in what almost appears to be an afterthought: "Tell Archippus: 'See to it...

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  Give Thanks By Melva Cooper

"I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart…" (Psalm 138:1) (NLT)My husband took our ten year-old granddaughter, Mary Kathryn, fishing this morning. It was a beautiful summer day. The temperature was in the upper 70’s and the humidity was way down. Quite a contrast...

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