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To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 It is nice to repurpose materials that are no longer valued or have lost their purpose, to take things that are bascially worthless and give them purpose, restoring their value.  One idea is to take apart abandoned wooden pallets and use their planks as wall paneling.  Another is to hang our grandmother’s…

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.Psalm 90:12. Time is no respecter of persons. It has no judgment on age, gender, profession, or social status. Each day we are given equal measures of 24 hours, which breaks down to 1,440 minutes—86,400 seconds. What will you do with it? One day we will be held accountable for the time God has gifted us and I desire to be a good steward of each minute. However, becoming busy and overwhelmed with tasks is not the answer to productivity. Sometimes it is in the simple…

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalm 27:14 How can we be courageous in waiting? Relinquishing our control can be such a struggle because it is human nature to desire immediate action and instant gratification. It is an arduous responsibility to abandon our dreams, our desires and our plans to God. When we control our day, we can anticipate a general outcome. But, when we allow God to control our day, He does what He wants when He wants. Scary, isn’t it? This is where a courageous…