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Hebrews 11:1-2 MSG “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.” We read in Matthew 7 about two different kinds of people. The first man decided to put in the time and effort required to have a solid foundation for his house. He labored and toiled to make sure that when a storm came, his home would still be standing. Sure, it…

“No, for all the nations of the world     are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more     than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth     as though it were a grain of sand.” Isaiah 40:15 My family loves going to the beach, it’s one of our favourite summer activities. We don’t swim or even really go in the water, we just enjoy sitting in the sand. My oldest daughter loves to build sandcastles and build trenches, while my one year old enjoys eating the sand. Even now, in the dead of winter with snow all…

“She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fibre.” Prov. 31:16-19 NLT There is a principle that runs through the Bible of putting God first in everything we do and knowing that He will then bless us. Jacob made a vow to God that if the Lord would be with him and bring him back to his father’s house, he would…