FEAR NOT; COUNT THE STARS

Abraham, with his small band of 318 trained men from his household, had just defeated the four kings led by Kedorlaomer and their armies—armies that had routed five local kings, capturing all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and even taking hostages, including Abraham's nephew Lot. With his victory, Abraham rescued Lot and others, recovering the spoils of war that had been claimed by the invaders. The Lord was on ...

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Drawing from the Well

Sometimes our experiences aren’t just about us. Sometimes you literally have to share your faith with a hurting person whose faith is faltering. A dear friend of mine recently asked me what I did when I had a crisis of faith. I told her I went back to “one of my wells.” I got the “well” concept from a devotion by Brad White, “…drawing water from a well ...

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Spiritual Lessons from the Plumber

Last weekend, I was throwing out some old leftovers and put some chicken down the garbage disposal. In the middle of its chopping and grinding, it started making a strange noise and the sink started filling up with water. I tried several tricks that usually get the water to drain and the disposal working again – but, alas, none of them worked. So, I called my friend, Cameron, who’s a plumber ...

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Taste and See

Donut Prince is a famous donut shop in Burbank, California. “If your marriage has a hole in it, fill it with a donut,” say owners Tek and Betty. God works in unique ways: this husband and wife team found that owning this business steered them away from divorce. Now, their iconic shop helps share their message, while satisfying the sweet tooth of many. Donut shops in Atlanta offer their own ...

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OUR FAITH DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES

No matter our circumstances, God responds when we turn to Him. When we are in a right relationship with Him and walking in obedience and submission, He determines the limits of our trials and suffering. This doesn’t mean He’ll remove all pain and trouble from our lives, but He guards us through it. And even if we lose our lives, He promises that we will immediately be in His presence ...

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Perfect in Christ

As a mom of three wonderful boys, I feel so blessed!  Not to mention, I get to hang out with you on The Fish every night.   God showed me an interesting thing tonight.  I was surfing on-line and came upon the definition of perfection.  Merriam-Webster defines it as "freedom from fault or defect:Flawlessness" or "the quality or state of being saintly."  Wow, that caught my attention. Saintly???  I have been driven ...

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