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

A New Identity



2 Corinthians 5:17- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”


A couple of years ago, there was a great news story about a homeless man who had a voice with such a commanding quality that it made him a natural announcer.

Once discovered, job offers from around the country came pouring in. This new found fame—and significant increase in income—was short-lived. It wasn’t long until the man with the golden voice was back on alcohol and once again, living on the streets.

This phenomenon may be difficult for us to understand. How could a man who has met with this good fortune go back to his old ways?

However, Sam Adeyemi said something that stuck with me, “Real and sustainable change in a person’s life begins with a change in their sense of identity.”  

The homeless guy’s circumstances may have changed, but his sense of identity did not.

It is often difficult for new Christians to understand that when they accept Jesus as their Savior, they suddenly have a new identity—and it may take a long time for the impact of forgiveness, salvation, and a change of citizenship to heaven—to completely sink in.

If that has happened to you, don’t despair.

But DO begin to read scripture that assures you of your new identity in Christ. 

Know that God doesn’t see the “old you” any longer.

Know that he has made you ALIVE in Christ.



Comfort–Even in the Shadows




Psalm 23:4 – “ Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…”


My local church sends out a daily email. In it, members receive prayer needs within the “body,” praises, and other pertinent information.

At times, I am astounded as to the number of people who are ill, recuperating from surgeries, or have concerns for family members.

Sometimes the news is heart-wrenching—the passing of someone dear to all of us.

Are you walking thru the valley of the shadow of death?

Even though the support of friends and family is encouraging—and we are told in scripture that we need to uphold our brothers and sisters in prayer—isn’t it incredible to know that our Creator, Healer, and Savior is there for us when the shadow of death crosses our path or the path of someone we love?

God is there, walking the road with us. He knows the depths of pain and sorrow we are going through. He wants us to cling to Him, as He is ready, able, and willing to bring us peace, even in the face of otherwise overwhelming circumstances.

King David, who wrote Psalm 23, paints a beautiful word picture of what Christians can experience when we lean on the God of all comfort.

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Message in the Stars

Psalm 19:1- “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”



As my husband drives, one of my favorite things to do is watch the moon and stars, thanking God for these beautiful points of light created so long ago for our pleasure.

But the Bible tells us that they have also been put in the skies to declare God’s presence and glory.

If you are “into” astrological signs, keep reading.

I am betting you aren’t aware that the entire story of creation through the events in the book of Revelation have been written in the stars so that we would know of God’s great love.

Here are some fascinating books that go into this amazing truth in great detail. Warning: you will not be able to put them down:

The Real Meaning of the Zodiac by Dr. James Kennedy (out of print, but you may find in church libraries or used bookstores. Originally printed in a special TBN edition).

The Heavens Declare by William D. Banks.

Witness of the Stars by E.W. Bullinger.

The Gospel in the Stars by Joseph A. Seiss.

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Are You Strong Enough?



2 Chronicles 16:9- “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”


I thought the small concrete bench in the middle of our backyard would look better in the far corner, next to my favorite bush.

It really is a small bench. It even can be moved in three separate pieces.

However, as much as I struggled to lift the top off, I just couldn’t do it. I had to ask my husband for help.

Do you often find that doing things in your own strength is futile? Is it hard to take care of an elderly parent…deal with a wayward child…make your money stretch to the end of the month?

Is your own strength just not enough to bring you to victory in the daily battle?

Had you ever thought about what is really going on there? Who is trying to steal your joy…your peace?

Look closely: While Satan is roaming the earth, “seeking whom he may devour,” our wonderful God is looking for those of us who are fully committed to him so He can strengthen us.

He is ready, willing, and more than able to give us strength—to see us through—to lead us on—to help us live

the victorious Christian life.


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