|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on February 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Living Sacrifice - A Biblical Truth
As Christians, we're called to give ourselves to God as a "living sacrifice." The Apostle Paul helps us understand this truth in his letter to the believers in Rome:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on October 2, 2011 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
Beginning Right by R. A. Torrey (1856-1928)
There is nothing more important in the Christian life than beginning right. If we begin right, we can go on right. If we begin wrong, the whole life that follows is likely to be wrong. If anyone who reads these pages has begun wrong, it is a very simple matter to begin over again and begin right. What the right beginning in the Christian life is we are told in John 1:12, "To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on May 31, 2011 at 11:06 AM||comments (1)|
The 7-Ups (Encourage Yourself in the Lord)
by Christian TodayPosted: Thursday, May 25, 2006, 16:35 (BST)
1. Wake Up - Decide to have a good day. This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24)
2. Dress Up - The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "...For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on May 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Remaining Pure – James 1:26-27
by Mark Brown
James 1:26-27: If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (New King James)
The more time I spent in this reading the more I found ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on March 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM||comments (5)|
- by Veda Yolandra Taylor - a 37 year old single mother of three daughters, still hopeful about marriage but realistic about learning from past mistakes.
I can remember my first real love. He was a bad boy. I learned a lot from him. Although we were young, I learned what it meant to really care for someone else more than yourself. To love someone so much that you were willing to take foolish chances just to make them happy; to want to see them so bad that you would d...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on March 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM||comments (1)|
Everlasting God – Encountering Eternity
Genesis to Revelation records man’s relationship with the Everlasting God. Kings and prophets, tax collectors and persecutors, a young shepherd boy and an exiled old man -- each life was impacted for eternity. Expressions of praise and worship reveal their encounters with the Everlasting God of all creation:
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on February 16, 2011 at 11:18 AM||comments (0)|
Serenity Prayer: What are the words?
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on January 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM||comments (0)|
Freda V. Crews, D.MIN., PH.D
People-pleasers are everywhere. They can parade as successful pastors or as top-of-the-corporate-ladder executives. The most easily identified are the passive, co-dependent types.
All pleasers are out to prove they are valuable people—trying to quiet the voice within that says they aren’t. People-pleasers play a tape that says, “People will love and accept me if I please them.” Their myth says, “...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on January 25, 2011 at 5:14 PM||comments (0)|
I was in my car at an intersection, waiting for the light to change. Through the window of the car to my right, I saw a woman standing on the curb. It was the view of her upper body that caught my eye. She was grinning from ear to ear and highly animated, with hands pointing to the traffic light, while she talked and talked—to herself! Poor thing!
Then the light changed and the car next to me moved on, revealing the whole scene. A y...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Brenda Lawrence on January 9, 2011 at 7:08 PM||comments (0)|
Walking in love becomes easier when we esteem the value of every individual in the eyes of God.
In his book The Singer (InterVarsity Press), Calvin Miller says that love often stands quite close to hate. "Like silent chessmen, side by side. Only the color of the squares is different."
Unfortunately, it's true. In one moment we can be loving and honoring, and in the next, hating and dishonoring.
We all ...Read Full Post »