Category Archives: Gaining Perspective

Our Savior is a Prison Shaker!

Our Savior is a Prison Shaker!

Prison shaker.  Can you just imagine the power of God who can shake rocks and break iron chains?  I’ve been thinking a lot about trials, adversity, prayer and God’s faithfulness.  It is that same prison-shaking God who can bring about a peace in our hearts as peaceful as this scene. It has been a long… Continue Reading

Adversity- A Lesson Learned

Adversity- A Lesson Learned

Adversity.  I finally figured out what to call what I have been going through for years.  In his great mercy, God finally opened my eyes to see and granted me some comforting perspective.  I have been getting little bits and pieces as I have been studying the Bible throughout those years, but not the full… Continue Reading

War Room- A Call to Prayer

War Room- A Call to Prayer

Did you get to see the movie War Room when it was in theaters?  I wanted to but didn’t get out to see it, so when my parents said someone gave it to them to watch I jumped at the chance to see it.  Wow, was that inspiring and after watching it I felt a strong… Continue Reading

Plenty of Perspective In Job

Plenty of Perspective In Job

Two weeks ago I began reading through Job.  It is thought to be the oldest written book of the Bible and it appears that Job lived a few generations before Abraham.  His life most likely overlapped both Noah and Abraham and he probably lived in the days surrounding the Tower of Babel, given the number… Continue Reading

Standing On The Promises

Standing On The Promises

Reading through Genesis has been so inspiring and eye-opening.  There is so much more packed in there than one can ever imagine.  Of course, the Holy Spirit reveals things to the reader- that’s how God speaks to us today, but WOW!  He has been blowing me away. One thing that has struck me as I… Continue Reading

The Foundation of Faith

The Foundation of Faith

Faith.  Everyone has it.  As we read in Hebrews 11, “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  The question becomes from where does our hope and assurance come? John Whitcomb, Jr so eloquently makes this contrast about faith in his book, The Early Earth: By faith… Continue Reading

How I Want to Live My Life

How I Want to Live My Life

How I want to live my life just became super clear to me as I read the promotional series from Lysa TerKEurst of Proverbs31 ministries.  She is releasing a new book soon called The Best Yes and I signed up for the 5 day devotional series that I suppose is meant to whet my appetite… Continue Reading