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Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” Life is uncertain. The winds and waves of everyday situations and experiences can leave us struggling to cope with the changes that occur daily. Sickness, financial troubles, children struggling at school, a rocky marriage, the list is endless! The word of God is filled with promises though, and Jeremiah 29:11 lets us know that God knows exactly where He wants to take us. When we are able to look beyond the day…

“You ought to say instead, ‘If the Lord is willing, then we will live and do this or that.’” (James 4:15, New English Translation). A good friend and I live about fifty miles apart. It’s not a great distance, but meeting for lunch requires extra planning. We don’t just run into each other around town. This week we texted about our next time together, and my friend added two small words to the end of her message: “Lord willing.” Growing up, it wasn’t unusual to hear this phrase tagged onto many conversations, such as, “I’ll see you next week, Lord…

“Commit your actions to the Lord,     and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 I grew up believing in my teen years that to be doing something for the kingdom of God, required me doing something (and I’m being completely honest here) huge and something that got people’s attention. I needed to be impacting the thousands and no less. I needed to have a huge platform, and to be ministering publicity on a consistent basis. Boy, was I  wrong. I look at my life now and realize that I’m still making an impact on this world, and just because it doesn’t…