• It’s finally here! TODAY is the first day of Spring! The first passage of scripture that came to my mind this morning were these beautiful poetic words found in the Song of Solomon 2:11-13 (NKJV)

     

    For lo, the winter is past,

    The rain is over and gone.

    The flowers appear on the earth;

    The time of singing has come,

    And the voice of the turtledove 

    Is heard in our land.

    The fig tree puts forth her green figs,

    And the vines with the tender grapes

    Give a good smell.

    Rise up, my love, my fair one,

    And come away!

     

    One thing is obvious about this beautiful passage. Spring brings new life!


  • I read this passage today found in the Psalms:

     

    “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”  (NKJV - Psalm 94:19)

     

    Have you ever had those days where you feel overwhelmed? Perhaps you’ve had a time or season when doubts, worries and stresses of every kind seemed to take over your mind and body. If so, the verse above reminds us that we can find relief and comfort in what God provides. His peace is the only satisfaction when stress has taken over. His comfort is the only soothing remedy when worry dominates. His reassuring promises are the only words that satisfy when doubt rears its ugly head.  


  • I took a Dale Carnegie class many years ago and learned the value of people’s names. Carnegie taught: “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” I believe that is very true. Amazingly, God is the one who knew that truth first! I shared this great verse from the Bible in my sermon last Sunday:

     

    Isaiah 43:1: “Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.”

     

    God knows you!