STICKS AND STONES

Recently I saw a sign with words on it we often used when we were kids: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Yes, we may have said them as children, or someone said them to us; but didn’t those names really hurt us? No, not physically (couldn’t break our bones) but certainly could break our spirit, and make us feel unloved.

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OPEN HERE!

Do you ever just randomly open your Bible because you are in a hurry or you just don’t know what to read? Perhaps you hope the Lord will show you something special by just opening anywhere. I have to admit I have done that.

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LIKE A TREE

Years ago a dear lady in one of our churches cross stitched this verse and framed it for us. Every time I look at it, the message still speaks to my heart. We all are as different as there are different varieties of trees. Not one produces the same as another and yet each one can produce if it is nurtured well. Trees growing by rivers of water will surely bring forth fruit.

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PEACE IS POSSIBLE

In this world we live in we certainly long for peace. But Satan has a way of playing mind games with us and taking away our joy and peace. Reread the verse. It is a promise but with a condition. Yes, we can have peace, but our mind must be stayed (focused) on the Lord Jesus Christ.

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