• Picture Scripture - Soldier

    Picture Scripture – Soldier 6.5

    Friday Picture: Soldier (sword) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18 (emphasis on v17b-18); Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 18:37-39; James 4:7   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:     Close your eyes and envision a two soldiers in the midst of a sword fight. One is well prepared and knows exactly when and where to strike; the other…

  • Picture Scripture - Bride

    Picture Scripture – Bride 7.1

    Monday Picture: Bride (His initiation) Scripture: Jeremiah 9:24; Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 45:4-5; John 15:16; 1 John 4:10   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:       In your mind’s eye, see a man making the first phone call to someone he is very interested in getting to know. On a much grander scale, it’s…

  • Picture Scripture - Bride

    Picture Scripture – Bride 7.2

    Tuesday Picture: Bride (His pursuit) Scripture: Jeremiah 31:3; Hosea 2:14-15; Isaiah 41:9-10; Psalm 37:23-24   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:   Envision a man taking the woman he loves on dates, holding her hand, bringing her flowers, and writing her love notes. Likewise, God is chasing each one of us with His love!…

  • Picture Scripture - Bride

    Picture Scripture – Bride 7.3

    Wednesday Picture: Bride (His proposal) Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-3; Matthew 11:28-30; Mark 1:17-18; John 3:16; Revelation 22:16-18   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:     Take a minute to think about one of your favorite wedding proposal stories. Think of the detailed planning and the excitement of the event. In the same way, God…

  • Picture Scripture - Bride

    Picture Scripture – Bride 7.4

    Thursday Picture: Bride (His vows) Scripture: Hosea 2:19; Isaiah 54:4,10; Isaiah 62:5; 1 Corinthians 13:4-13   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:     Think of a wedding ceremony. See the groom making promises to his bride as he puts a ring on her finger to pledge a lifelong commitment. Much like this, but…

  • Picture Scripture - Bride

    Picture Scripture – Bride 7.5

    Friday Picture: Bride (our response, now and later) Scripture: Psalm 27:8; Song of Solomon 3:4; Ruth 1:16-17; Phil. 3:7-11; Revelation 21:1-7     Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:      Take a minute to think of a bride saying her vows to her husband on her wedding day. Hear her say these words…

  • All Writings

    March to the Cross

    art by: Celia VanMaarth Some of you are already aware of the March to the Cross on-line devotional study, but some are not, so I wanted to let you know… I am a co-leader of a closed Facebook group called Soul Sisters. Our purpose is to encourage women in God’s word and prayer. We have just started a scripture based…

  • All Writings,  Life

    Two Are Knocking, One Can Enter

    This year, I felt lead to read through the Bible. It may take me longer than a year, but I started at Genesis 1 and am slowly working my way through the living pages. A verse that has been stuck in my mind for weeks now is this: …Sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you…

  • All Writings

    A Word for the Year

    For years now, I have joined in with many others who have started the New Year with a selected word to claim for the next 12 months. For me personally, this word is not necessarily humanly picked; rather, through thoughtful prayer, I feel as if it is divinely planted. Eventually, at some point, the word just comes to me, and…

  • Celebrating Christmas

    Prince of Peace

    Last Sunday, my pastor Rob Sweet, enlightened me to a new thought concerning an ancient title. He pulled apart this familiar Christmas passage: And a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of…