A Double Portion

“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit.” Elisha’s request of Elijah in 2 Kings 2:9 inspired my prayers for my children. Since before they were born, I’ve been asking God to give them a double portion of the blessings he has given me. I snapped this selfie last Thursday on Thanksgiving Day and…

Episode 101

News broke this past week about yet another variant of Covid-19… the virus that refuses to go away. However, the virus’s staying power has nothing on God. Psalm 16:8-9 says, “I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad,…

Episode 100

Last Sunday, my pastor’s adult son gave the sermon. D.J. is a brand-new dad, and he shared a sermon illustration worth repeating—especially in light of our focus on God’s promise to hold us and ensure that we are provided for and protected. D.J. said there have been times when he cradles his newborn son, attempting…

The Slow Truck

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NLT)  Can I get a witness that the Lord not only determines, but also TIMES our steps? In my experience of striving to keep in step with the Lord, he walks WAY more slowly than my preferred pace. In my seasons of…

Episode 98

My heart has been heavy with a compelling need to open the eyes of believers to the unconditional welcome we have been given to meet with the Most High God face-to-face as one meets with a friend. Listening to the previous two episodes of this podcast will prove my point. Over the last two weeks,…

Episode 97

In last week’s episode, I shared the promise from Ephesians 3:12 that those of us who have put our faith in Jesus Christ have the freedom to approach God with bold confidence. We are invited to sit down for a face-to-face conversation—not literal of course, because no one may see the face of God and…

Episode 96

I read just one verse in today’s episode, but what a powerful promise is found in that verse! It’s Ephesians 3:12 (NLT). Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. The New International Version says that “we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” What a beautiful…

Pennies From Heaven

I’ve been watching the skies lately. I don’t know where the saying “pennies from heaven” came from, but I can testify to drops of provision falling like rain onto the drought in my bank account. I’ve danced through puddles that were formed by an overflow of God’s provision before, and I got to splash around…

Episode 95

This week’s episode centers on the Bible verses that fall in between the ones I read last week from Psalm 34. If you missed that episode, it’s OK to listen out of sequence. The promises are connected, but you can catch up with Episode 94 after you listen to this one. The verse I’ll read…

Episode 94

I wrote last week’s episode for those of us going through a season of lack, and hadn’t planned on continuing with this theme. However, the daily reading for today—October 13—in Charles Stanley’s wonderful devotional, Every Day in His Presence, prompted me to focus on “lack” for one more week. Dr. Stanley’s devotional opens with God’s…