Light and Momentary Troubles

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV) Brokenness and torment aboundOnly in faith is wholeness foundMy sweetest friend knows how I feelO my…

Truth Illuminates

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:21 NIV Truth shines a brilliant LightAll that is within revealingSecrets hidden morph to lieBut succumb to God’s healing All that is within revealingHurt and anger…

Jesus Overflowing

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~John 10:10 NIV. The world promises fame and wealthSeeking such things leaves us owingWorry and strife burden spiritual healthBut Jesus promises life overflowing Seek first His kingdom He commandsPeace and joy…

Jesus Is All

He is all I needHeavenly Bread on which to feedSustains me when spiritual hunger painsDeeply mire my soul in chains He is all I desireDivine Light when darkness is direIlluminates the path of truthRedeems me from sins of my youth He is all I seekHoly Gate a beacon to the weakBeckons sheep who’ve gone astrayInto…

To Pray Boldly

Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes, what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” he said,…

Treasured One

By Linda L. Kruschke Tossed about on waves of doubt Seeking an anchor in the storm Cleave to the One who values you Your tempest He will surely transform Riding high on a victory Don’t let it go to your head Remember the One who adores you Praise His provision instead Encumbered by the trials…

A Christmas Poem: Once Upon a Time

Author: Linda L. Kruschke Once upon a starry night A single star shown ever bright Outshone angels hovering a field Telling shepherds who rightly kneeled Of the birth of the Chosen One Born of Mary, God’s own Son Wise men followed that singular star Traveling for days from afar With the shepherds they came to…

God’s Three Word Answer

Author: Linda L. Kruschke I’ve seen prayer answered in miraculous ways. God constantly reaches beyond my expectation, even when there is no expectation at all. He answers and is faithful to provide what I need. By now, I should assume an answer will be forthcoming. Yet His latest response to a prayer took me by surprise….

Thriving in God’s Assurance

Author: Linda L. Kruschke My favorite of all the apostles is John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” Some people give him a bad rap for calling himself that, saying it’s arrogant. I disagree. I don’t believe this title for himself is any indication he thought he was the only one. Rather, I believe it reveals how…