Death Doesn’t Win

Last April Great Grandma Thomson went home to be with the Lord.  After a long, fruitful life she cast aside her 99 year old body to receive a new and perfect body. Having spent my whole life in her presence and influenced by her godly ways, I was privileged to be by her side when her soul left this world and entered the presence of the Lord.  One of the thoughts that went through my mind when her hand went limp and I knew she was gone was, "DEATH, YOU DO NOT WIN!"  Why would I think that at the moment of her departing? It was because I had memorized today's verse and God brought it to my mind in my sadness.

How strong is your faith?

You may be wondering why I chose this verse.  It seems like a normal conversation that we might have with friends or acquaintances on a regular basis, but there is something much more here. Listen to the story behind it.

How To Connect With God

Have you ever wondered why you can’t seem to connect with God? You believe that God is real but when you try to talk to Him it seems your prayers never go farther than the ceiling. If this is the case then maybe you need to check your connection.
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Heavenly Vision

Yesterday Abigail and I went to the eye doctor.  Both of us have been having some blurred vision and needed to get our prescriptions updated.  Sorry to say, I have now entered the world of bifocals.  This verse came to mind as I was lamenting my introduction to the annoyances of being in my late 40s. Even in my frustration, I decided I do not want to go back to a younger me.  Over the years I have grown closer to God and have developed a deeper relationship with Him that I would never want to give up.  As my earthly eyes have diminished, my heavenly vision has been strengthened. Dealing with any problem here, no matter how painful, is insignificant when we focus our eyes on Christ and eternity.  Earthly trials will only last for a short time whereas for Christians our future with the LORD in heaven is forever.

God’s Word is a Lamp

During my childhood and teen years, I spent many delightful weeks each summer at a camp in Halstead, PA. All year long I would look forward to returning to this peaceful haven where I enjoyed Christian friends as well as God’s beautiful creation. Camp Iroquoina was located down a long, windy, and dusty road nestled in the Pocono Mountains. My time there shaped my life in more ways than one.

Life from Death

Looking through my photos the other day I found a picture I had taken a few summers ago. I snapped it because it was so unusual. On our side porch where the concrete pad meets the brick wall a petunia plant had grown up and blossomed with vibrant pink flowers. This beautiful gift from God had sprung up from a crack in the barren, dead concrete.
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An Abandoned Building and God’s Unshakeable Kingdom

Everything on earth ends. But God's unshakeable kingdom lasts forever. God's children are citizens of His kingdom have a reason for thankfulness.
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Get Out of Bounds – Podcast

Time is such a precious commodity. When we’re younger we think we have all the time in the world. But as we reach middle age and upwards we suddenly realize the truth. The years are fleeting and will soon be gone. Time goes by so quickly, so don’t waste today because it won’t last forever.…

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Selfishness is a natural tendency. Toby Keith's song, "I Want To Talk About Me" demonstrates this well. But God's desire is humility as seen in Jesus.
Feeding the Four Thousand

Feeding the Four Thousand: Faith and Trust No Matter What

Faith is crucial for pleasing God, and the disciples struggled with this. Yet feeding the four thousand was simple for Him so we can trust Him too.
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Discipleship: Counting the Cost – Podcast

Almost everything worthwhile in life warrants thoughtful consideration, and I was reminded in a simple way that even small decisions made without thought can cost more than you want to pay. If you were blessed by today’s episode, consider buying me a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠cup of tea⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to help support my ministry!
Amazing Faith

A Canaanite Woman’s Amazing Faith

Faith is crucial to please God. But even our faith comes from Him. Jesus responded to a woman's request in a way that stimulated her amazing faith.

Hi, I'm Sandy! 

I write inspirational letters based on the Bible that share words of hope, encouragement, truth, and healing to my children and anyone else who longs for a mama's touch.


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