Love Trees
on June 9th, 2023
By Whitnee Sand “Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.” John 15:4-5A question - Have you ever seen a broken tree branch on the ground, with living, ...  Read More
The Sweet Aroma That Lingers
on May 31st, 2023
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in Christ’s triumphal procession and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of him in every place. For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. Who is adequate for these things? For we d...  Read More
Our Inheritance
on May 25th, 2023
“I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know Christ’s love that surp...  Read More
Shadow of His Wings
on May 17th, 2023
“When I think of you as I lie on my bed,I meditate on you during the night watchesbecause you are my helper;I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings.I will follow close to you;your right hand holds on to me.”Psalm 63:6-8It is no secret that going through life on earth, on this side of eternity, brings a multitude of heartaches, pains, challenges, and traumas. No one is exempt from hardship, and ...  Read More
on April 20th, 2023
"Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever" (Psalm 145:2, ESV).Let's cut straight to the point: David gives us the best heart that we should have in life. We praise Him no matter what we are going through. No matter what we face, we will praise Him. No matter what prayers are not being answered as we would like, we will praise Him. No matter what valley or mountaintop we wal...  Read More
We Will Not Fear
on April 5th, 2023
"1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 THEREFORE WE WILL NOT FEAR though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea" (Psalm 46:1-2, ESV).I love these two verses. We very often quote verse 1. We have it memorized, we have pictures of it in our houses, and we've even sung songs that declare its truth. It's a verse that can easily become...  Read More
King Above All
on March 2nd, 2023
"For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods" (Psalm 95:3, ESV).No matter what we face in this lifetime, it's always a good thing to have proper perspective. And the perspective that all creation should have is that the Lord is a great God! Not only that, He is a great King above all gods. He's so great, He's above all else!It's good to remember He's above every situation we will ...  Read More
Strength and Joy
on February 3rd, 2023
"Splendor and majesty are before him;    strength and joy are in his place" (1 Chronicles 16:27, ESV).This passage was in my morning reading. Immediately after reading it, I highlighted it and marked it so I'd remember to prayerfully write something encouraging for you. Take some time and think about the verse above.For a while, I have been constantly reminding you I am in awe of the Lord and who ...  Read More
Above All Else
on January 25th, 2023
"33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34 'For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?' 35 'Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?' 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen" (Romans 11:33-36, ESV).One of my favorite w...  Read More