Episode 55

Lyrics from a song that was popular more than 30 years ago have run through my head several times this week. Written by Twila Paris, the song, “The Warrior is a Child” is about being weary from incessant spiritual battles. If you’re worn out from warring against spiritual forces of evil, this week’s episode offers…

Episode 54

In light of the fact that this is the first episode of my podcast for the new year, I can’t help but highlight Isaiah 43:19, a Bible verse that speaks of our God doing a new thing. God brought the theme of this verse into my life early last year when the Covid-19 pandemic changed…

Episode 53

For the past three weeks, I’ve been reading from The Gospel of Luke in honor of Christmas. I started by sharing the prequel to the beloved Christmas story, and I’ll end by reading about what happened when Jesus was 8 days old—the day Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple to present their newborn…

Episode 52

The year 2020 will not go down in the history books as a year marked by peace and good will toward men. Even now, I see images in my mind’s eye of the unrest and anger that swept America this year. But the angels promised peace and good will at Jesus’s birth. The promise of…

Episode 51

Christmas is almost here! My two-year-old granddaughter has been counting down the days, filled with expectation. In light of the coming holiday, today’s episode will continue from where we left off last week. God had just given Mary a huge assignment. I love that she didn’t run to her finance with the news first. She…

Episode 50

Since covid-19 lockdowns altered my Sunday morning routine, I’ve been attending online services beyond those presented by my home church. This past Sunday, I watched Robert Morris, Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Texas. I sat up straight with expectation when he mentioned that he’d recently been making “I am” declarations. I’m a big fan…

Episode 49

Have you ever felt like your words didn’t matter? That what you say doesn’t make a difference? That you waste your time by speaking up? Well, Isaiah 55:11 promises that you don’t waste your words, especially when you declare the Word of God. When we root our words in God’s word, our words always produce…

Episode 48

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, I chose a Scripture that highlights the generosity of our God. I live in Central California—a cornucopia of fresh produce—so I understand the significance of a bountiful harvest. It makes perfect sense to me that Thanksgiving comes at the end of harvest season. I received a letter last week from…

Episode 47

I was driven by my approaching birthday to focus on Isaiah 40:25–31 for two weeks, and will pick up today where I left off last week. These verses are very familiar to me because God used them to encourage me over and over—ever since my teenage years when he gave me the yet-to-be-fulfilled promise. My…

Episode 46

If you are waiting for the fulfilment of a promise, and the wait has made you weary, you will appreciate the truth we will believe and speak this week and next. My birthday is a week from Friday. November 20th marks the passing of yet another year without seeing the fulfillment of a promise God…