brighter and brighter

We’ve come to the close of another year. But what a feeling to know we’re getting stronger and growing tall in God!    Charles Swindoll


But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.                 Proverbs 4:18

perfect gift

He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.
This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
I Timothy 2:6

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”
~ Oren Arnold

faith & strength

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.   Helen Keller

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.   Charles Stanley

Hearts in Need

When Our Hearts were in Need

To those in sin, God sent us the Savior;
To those in darkness, God sent us the Light;
To those in bondage, God sent us the Deliverer;
To those in defeat, God sent us the Victor;
To those in want, God sent us the Shepherd;
To those in hunger, God sent us the Bread;
To those in pain, God sent us the Physician;
To those in doubt, God sent us the Truth;
To those in confusion, God sent us the Way;
To those in turmoil, God sent us the Prince of Peace;
To all in need, God sent His only begotten Son.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.
Isaiah 9:6

-Devotional by Roy Lessin

Hard Days

You’re More than Your Hard Days

Some days you will try your best
and it will not feel like enough.
Some days the words you want to heal will hurt instead.
Some days you will question everything you do
and why you do it.
This doesn’t mean you’re a failure.
Or you should quit.
Or God is mad at you.
It just means this…
All of your days you will be human.
All of your days you will grow but not reach perfection.
All of your days there will be grace enough for you.
Keep going, friend.
Keep trying.
Keep moving forward.
I know it’s hard on some days. But you are more than those days.
And at the end of all your days you will hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
That will make it all worthwhile.
So close your eyes and remember you are loved.
Today. Tomorrow. Forever.

Holly Gerth