Biblical Truths

Philippians 4:4-9 musings…

I'm camped on Philippians 4 at the moment and I just have to share. The simple yet powerful, back to basics truth that is written is incredible. Check this out: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends…

You are… WISE!

The word WISE in the English Dictionary, means: having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgement; become aware of or informed about something; having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion; sensible or prudent; having knowledge in a specified subject; aware of, especially so as to know how to act.  To be wise is to have wisdom. Wisdom is: the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise. I believe that…

“Oh Holy Night…”

Have you ever stopped to think about the words of the songs that you listen to and sing? I mean, really intentionally taken note of the message that is trying to be communicated? Have you spent any time thinking about whether the words in the songs you sing and love actually line up with your belief system? When you listen to the radio, do you just sing along without really registering what the words are saying and what message is…

You are… GENUINE!

The word GENUINE is defined in the English dictionary as "truly what something is said to be; authentic; possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality or origin; not counterfeit; properly so-called; free from pre-tense, affection or hypocrisy; descended from the original stock; pure in breed." The word originated in the late 16th century (in the sense ‘natural or proper’): from Latin genuinus, from genu ‘knee’ (with reference to the Roman custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn child by placing it…

You are… ENCOURAGING/ENCOURAGER!

The word ENCOURAGE means to give support, confidence or hope to; to persuade to do or continue to do something by giving support and advice; stimulate the development of; promote, advance, boost, further; contribute to the progress or growth of; inspire with confidence. I've been told that the word encourage comes from the Old French word encoragier, meaning "make strong, hearten". I just love the idea of someone coming alongside, to build you up, to make you strong and be heartened. To be encouraging (or an…

Different Gifts, by His Grace

Feeling a bit disheartened at the moment...something happened on Social Media that really got to me. I normally don't get bothered by much and I'm not really one to count how many friends I have or worry about whether people have 'liked' my posts or anything and none of those things caused my minnie-melt-down, but something happened that I'm not really able to explain. What it did though, was cause me to second-guess myself - and not in a good…