Category Archives: Inspiration

No Footprints

Couples walking hand in hand, joggers getting in their daily run, and children racing the waves back and forth, all leaving footprints on the shore. Muddy footprints mark a rainy day and the footprints of grandkids running through wet grass … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Motivation, Wednesday Whisper | Leave a comment

Things Above

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” Colossians 3:2. Things above? You mean like cirrus clouds, draping power lines, and planes leaving white trails across the blue sky? No. Things above, as in the things of God. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Wednesday Whisper | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Why Gather?

To gather … or not to gather, that is the question. Or more importantly, why do believers gather at all? In looking back at the early church, we see that Christ followers met to hear the apostles’ teaching, to have … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Wednesday Whisper | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

No Fair!

Parental favoritism, sibling conflict and jealousy, rejection and betrayal by family members, false accusations and imprisonment, forgotten by friends, and faced with the challenge of world hunger. Poor Joseph! These were completely unfair and easily overwhelming situations that he was … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Wednesday Whisper | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Friends Forever

Friendships may change but that does not mean they end. I imagine many friendships will be renewed and strengthened in heaven and there will be endless opportunities for new ‘hellos!’ This week, while we are out and about, let’s smile and be pleasant (even with a mask). Who knows? It may lead to a new friendship. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Wednesday Whisper | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mission: Possible

What is your passion? What are your gifts and talents? How could God blend those with your willing spirit to help accomplish the mission He’s assigned you? Listen to where He is calling you. Step into the light He is shining in front of you. Most of the people in the Bible could not have guessed the future God had in store when they stepped forward in faith and said yes. When “all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27b), there is no ‘Mission: Impossible.’ Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Motivation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hidden Treasure

James provides this encouragement with a warning, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt (James 1:5-6a). Proverbs 4:7 challenges us with, “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” And “for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her” (Proverbs 8:11). As you read God’s Word, ask Him to speak to your heart and open your ears to what He has to say specifically to you each day. Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Motivation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Set Plans

Sometimes we are so set on our plan, we forget to seek God’s will for our life.
… when we feel like we’re being swamped by a surge of continuous whitecaps, we may want to stop and re-evaluate our decisions and plans. Continuing to sail onward in stubbornness causes us to miss out on God’s peace and blessings. Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Motivation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Declare the Wonders

This caused me to reflect on the prayers God has recently answered in my life and of those around me. He truly is working wonders in so many ways. I just need to be ready, when the opportunity arises, to declare these wonders to others. Remember what Peter told his critics. “For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). So, whether we tell the good news of the gospel or share how God has provided or answered prayers, may we speak up and boldly declare ‘the wonders of God.’ Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Motivation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Do Good

Most of us have a gut instinct that recognizes the good we ought to do. We hear that inner voice encouraging us to step up. The difficult part, for most of us, is actually doing it. So, today … and every day this week … and well, you get the idea … let’s DO good. If you need ideas, Paul gives some specifics in Titus 2:2-10,12; 3:1-2. Let’s stop being focused on our self, our needs and desires, and instead, see the good we ought to do, and simply do it! Continue reading

Posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Motivation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment