“Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I Am.”

Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

What good is it if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save them?

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.

God is Light

Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.1 John 1:5‭-‬6 NEThttps://bible.com/bible/107/1jn.1.5-6.NET Cover…

“I Will Never Leave You Nor Forsake You”

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” ~Deuteronomy 31:8

Do you struggle to believe that God loves you? That He will never leave you nor forsake you? That He longs to bless and care for you? Be assured, God loves you with an undying, heroic love!

Honor All People. Love the Family of Believers. Fear God. Honor the King.

I came across this verse the other morning during my reading and I was pierced to the heart with conviction. As I read it over and over, I came to two realizations: First – This verse is a summation of what God expects of us at the most basic level in our relationships with each other and ultimately, with Him. Sort of a ‘rule of thumb’ to live by, if you will. And secondly – I’m not fully doing any of these things. And if I’m not fully doing these things, is what little I do acceptable in the eyes of God?

Sabbatical: Update

Greetings, Fellow Bloggers!

This past month and a half have been quite the adventure. And definitely NOT what I had in mind when I set out on this sabbatical. Which, ironically has only served to further my conviction that this time away has been prescribed by God. And has also unfolded exactly as He had in mind.

BlogSite SpotLight: Conversations With God

Hello World! My name is Grandma Fowler, and I am an ordinary grandmother who loves to write about her passions. Honestly, I believe I have something to say, but so far, blogs that I have published in the past do not reflect my sentiments. With that being said…move over kids. Grandma’s back in town and she is calling for all other grandparents who love writing and are curious about the latest blogging phenomenon on the internet to join her…being computer savvy creatures or not!

BlogSite SpotLight: Daily Hopeful

Meet Daily Thankful @ Daily Hopeful! Daily’s blog posts are a welcome dose of Truth and Encouragement each day. Sometimes even surprising me as to their relevance at the moment I find them in my reader. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with Daily’s site. I’ve included the About page below, as well as a recent blog post which I found especially relevant to me. I hope you’ll take the time to visit and introduce yourself!

BlogSite SpotLight: Living By Faith

Meet Crissy (Sonrisa) @ Living By Faith! Sonrisa’s blog posts are a welcome dose of Truth and Encouragement each day. Her faith is contagious and her commitment to her Savior is so evident in her words. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting her, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with Sonrisa’s site. I’ve included her Welcome page below, as well as one of her blog posts which I find full of truth! I hope you’ll take the time to visit and introduce yourself!

BlogSite SpotLight: Seeking Divine Perspective

Today it is my great pleasure to introduce to you: Meet Ann @ Seeking Divine Perspective! Ann is the author of The Awakening Series shown below –which I’m looking forward to checking out– as well as a very prolific blogger! If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Ann, please take this opportunity to…

Who Sets the Standard? Revisited

For many things in life, that’s really the question isn’t it? Who sets the standard? And what qualifies them to do so? In today’s society, where there seems to be no absolutes, one might even wonder if there are any standards.

BlogSite SpotLight: Running The Race

Today it is my great pleasure to introduce to you: James @ Running The Race is about as real as it gets. If you’re looking for raw honesty and an unpretentious approach, then this is the place you’ll find it. But be warned, he doesn’t mince words. And he is sometimes hard-hitting. You may even…

BlogSite SpotLight: Holding On To Jesus

Today it is my great pleasure to introduce to you:Holding On To Jesus! Brenda @ Holding On To Jesus is a sweet sister in the Lord who always seems ready to uplift and bring encouragement to others in whatever way she can! If you’ve not met Brenda, I highly encourage you to check out her…

Willful Blindness?

How many of us have sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives only to turn away from what He has impressed upon our hearts? And if we are sensitive to His presence, don’t we feel the heaviness that comes from having grieved Him? Somehow we instinctively know that we will not move forward until we have repented and dealt with whatever issue He is addressing.

BlogSite SpotLight: Retrospective Lily

Today, it is my honor to feature: Retrospective Lily! Hi! My name is Lily. I’m a semi-recent college grad and a lay servant in the United Methodist Church with a chronic disability called Friedreich’s Ataxia. I feel passionate about ministry, classic novels, the Bible, history, amateur graphic design and website building, writing, reading, teaching, and…

BlogSite SpotLight: Something To Stu Over

Today, it is my pleasure to feature: Something To Stu Over! I’m very happy to have come across Stu’s blog. From Daily Inspirations, to Stories, and a variety of encouraging posts, Stu is a welcome presence in my inbox each day! Not to mention the refreshing quality of his raw honesty about life and faith.…

Liebster Award

Lydia’s Blog just nominated me for the Liebster Award.. again! Thank you, Lydia! Definitely check out her blog when you get a chance. What is the Liebster Award? This award is meant as an instrument to encourage and mentor new bloggers. From The Global Aussie: “The earliest case of the award goes as far back…