Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

Will You Be Ready?


Revelation 1:3- “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”

I remember reading Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang to my young children. They wanted to hear the story over and over. They loved the idea of a flying car.

Last week, I heard about the development of a flying Uber.

Visiting Disneyland, as a youngster, I recall a phone displayed in Tomorrowland. Users could see each other as they talked. Today, this is a reality.

So many things that were just dreams when we were kids, have now become commonplace.

In the Bible, we read about many prophecies in the Old Testament. Scholars now tell us that over 2,000 of them have already been fulfilled.

Some yet-to-be-fulfilled prophecies focus on end-time events. And, just as quickly as the inventions I mentioned, these events will be upon us.

With so many of the prophecies fulfilled—and those down to the last detail—the question is not “Will the others come to pass?” but rather, “Will we be ready when they do?”

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Think About These Things


Philippians 4:8- “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Counseling his son as what to do about a recent break-up with a girlfriend, a father tells his son to “just forget about her.”

A concerned mother’s answer to her daughter’s sad demeanor is to tell her to “just think happy thoughts.”


When things aren’t going as planned or when someone disappoints us, we can turn to God’s Word, go to our Heavenly Father in prayer and seek the counsel of Christian friends because harboring ill feelings, taking revenge, or wallowing in self-pity steals our joy.

Forgiving others, extending grace and mercy to those we feel have wronged us, will keep our thoughts from wandering back to the negative and dwelling on what happened, rather than looking forward and restoring our relationships.

We need to keep our hearts—and minds—on Christ Jesus and those things that are pleasing to Him.

When we do, our burdens are lifted and the future looks brighter—

A future filled with hope and restoration.


A Proverbs 31 Mother



Proverbs 31: 25-28- “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”


When I think of a good mother, I think of mine. That’s how it should be.

As I remember my mother’s good qualities, I think of Proverbs 31.

Although these verses are written about wives, they are just as applicable to mothers. A good wife and a good mother share many—if not all—of the same qualities.

An amazing mother inspires those around her.


Because she walks with honesty and dignity.

She laughs and enjoys life.

She is wise and shares her knowledge with her family.

She runs her household well. She is industrious—a hard worker.

No wonder her husband and children are thankful for her!

It’s a blessing to be a mother—to provide a home that is secure and welcoming for family and friends.

On this special day, I thank God for Proverbs 31 Mothers everywhere.


Jump Start Your Heart



Psalm 5:3- “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”


“I’ll be with you in just a couple of minutes. Let me just get a half a cup of coffee down and I’ll be good to go,” the bleary-eyed lady said from behind the customer service window. “Gotta jump start the heart, you know.”

So what do you do to get a jump start in the morning?

A brisk walk?

A series of Jumping Jacks?

A good-morning text to your sweetheart?

A cup of Joe?

How about reading a Psalm, today’s Daily Bread, or a devotional book?

How about a prayer of Thanksgiving?

There’s nothing that will get your day off to a better start than an encouraging word from God.

And, remember, He loves to hear our voices, too.

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