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Live Our Lives for God’s Glory

by bonnernaz

Are we really living our lives for God’s glory? Or, is that just “church talk” and it really doesn’t affect us? I have been pondering that question over the last couple of weeks. Then I read an article by Scott Heitzig on this topic and it made sense to me. Even though the practices of […]

2 Timothy – How are you going to finish?

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought 2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.   There was a man who had the unique opportunity of reading his own obituary. One day over his morning toast, he opened the paper and saw his name in the obituary column. […]

Judges 6 – God can do a lot with a little

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Judges 6:6 – “So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites. Then the Israelites                      cried out to the LORD for help.”   John Wesley said, “Give me a hundred men who love God with all their hearts and fear nothing but […]

Chasing the Sunrise

by bonnernaz

I read something last week that really resonated with me, and I wonder if you can relate as well. Thinking about how overwhelmed we all can get with everything that’s been going on in our world over these last few months, with the COVID-19, the social unrest, the political climate and people trying to force […]

1 Corinthians – Be careful not to fall

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Scripture & Thought 1 Corinthians 10:12 – “If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.”   Simon Peter is known for his legendary faux pas. He said things he shouldn’t have said. And he openly denied the Lord not once, not twice, but three times. But Peter took steps that led […]

Luke 22 – Hope for flawed people

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Luke 22:61 “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.’” Simon Peter, definitely one of the most colorful individuals in the entire Bible, is perhaps my favorite. It’s […]

The Characteristics of Faith

by bonnernaz

I was reading some from Stormie Omartian’s book, Praying God’s Will for Your Life, this week. She said this: “Faith is obedience. Faith is a gift from God because He enables us to believe.” Then she went on to say, What if this Jesus thing is all a hoax? I thought to myself in horror one day […]

Jonah 2 – God answers your prayers

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Jonah 2:1 – “Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish.” After the crew tossed Jonah overboard in the middle of a storm, God sent a custom-designed watercraft Jonah’s way.  In other words, He brought in a very large fish to swallow the prodigal prophet. Now, did God do […]

Where Do You Find Safety?

by bonnernaz

I was reading this week, from Michele Cushatt, in her writings of “I Am Safe” and I wanted to share some of that with you all. I thought it was very fitting for our world today. She takes it from the scriptures of Ezekiel 34:28 – “They will live in safety, and no one will make them afraid.” […]

Hebrews 13 – I will never leave you

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Hebrews 13:5 – “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.” I remember a time that I didn’t feel God’s presence. I woke up one morning and just didn’t have the great feeling I had before. And I thought, “I think God left me last night. What […]

Our Lenten Journey

by bonnernaz

We started our Lenten journey yesterday, capped off with our Ash Wednesday service last night. What a beautiful time we had together in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit guiding and ministering to us as we learned more of what it is to seek after God’s fullness for our lives. As you know, Ash Wednesday […]

1 Samuel 7 – Ebenezer stones

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought 1 Samuel 7:12 “Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.’” A line from Robert Robinson’s hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” says, “Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by Thy help I’ve come, And I […]

He is the God of All Comfort

by bonnernaz

Let’s keep “keeping on” as we journey the road of this Lenten season. God is at work! His Spirit is moving all over the place, and we have been experiencing the outpouring of His Spirit in our services! May God help us to stay sensitive to His leading and promptings in our lives, that He […]

2 Peter 3 – God keeps His promises

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” Pamela McQuade: “Of all the promises we make and break, perhaps the most tragic are those we make to God…And yet we keep […]

Luke 18 – How close is God?

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Luke 18:9-14 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself…But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy upon me, a […]

It’s Your Choice

by bonnernaz

I believe greatly that it is within our ability to see each new day that we are blessed enough to have with optimism, hope, joy and gladness.  How?  It is done by having a proper perspective. It is easy for anyone to murmur and complain about their own hardships when that is all they focus […]

What’s Your Daily Impact?

by bonnernaz

One thing that we should always remember and keep in mind is that our life is not our own. We are on this earth for a set time according to our life’s purpose. So many people today have goals of simply growing older; retiring from their jobs, enjoying their golden years, etc, but that is […]

Turn All Your Life Over to God

by bonnernaz

So many people today are frustrated with where they are in their life. They wish they were on a better path than they currently are and instead of being joy filled, they find themselves discouraged and feeling defeated.  What we must each understand about our life is that it does not have to stay in the same defeated […]

Are You Allowing God to Direct Your Life?

by bonnernaz

When Hannah Whital Smith was visiting a home for the handicapped she saw the children going through exercises. They had strength but no skill to use their strength. Their deficiencies were very apparent as they made all sorts of awkward movements. Now and then, by a happy chance they would make a movement in harmony […]

John 15 – You have been chosen

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought John 15:16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.”   When it comes to amateur and professional sports, almost everyone wants to be “Number One.” Second place is okay in some circles, but few people ever remember who […]