Solid, True, Eternal

Are you looking for something that never changes?

Are you yearning for safety and stability?

Are you afraid of death and the unknown future?

Are you desperate for meaning and purpose for your life?

There is one answer alone that answers all of those questions….

The Glorious, True, Righteous, Risen, Eternal God, Prince of Peace, the Solid Rock

The Lord Jesus Christ who died for my sins and for yours, who rose again on the third day, who lives eternally, and who promises the same eternal beautiful life to all who believe in His Name.

Resurrection Sunday is every day….He lives! Praise God for the solid rock and anchor that holds us and never lets go.

I may not know you personally, but Jesus does. He knows everything about you, and He loves you so much. Please open the door of your heart to Him. He wants to save you and give you peace that you have never known before in your life.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly rest on Jesus’ name
On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When Darkness veils His lovely face
I rest in his unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

On Christ the solid rock i stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

– Edward Mote, 1834, “On Christ the solid rock I stand”

Blessings and love to you, Lisa

Not Just An Old Stick

When my dear Nannie was in her 90s, she would call herself an “old stick.” We would always lovingly tell her that she was definitely not an old stick and that she was beautiful. That God still had a purpose for her. We talked a lot about how she could pray for people. That she had the time and the heart to do so. And I know she did. Nannie loved her God, loved her church, and loved her family. And so she prayed to her heavenly Father as she sat in her chair. She was a fruitful, beautiful branch attached to the Vine.

Sometimes I feel hopeless in many situations. What can I do? What can possibly help? The only thing that can help many times is prayer. Turning that person or situation over to Jesus our Shepherd.

When you don’t know what to do, pray. If you don’t know God, pray. Ask Him to show you that He is real. He will.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

Blessings, Lisa

The Wonder and Comfort of Truth

The time has come to choose. The time for sitting comfortably neutral is long over.

Good vs. evil. Right vs. wrong. God vs. Satan. Heaven vs. Hell.

I think we can all feel it. There is a battle raging.

The students at Asbury College are feeling it. They have had a nonstop prayer service since their last Wednesday chapel service. Revival. Choosing God, choosing peace, choosing repentance. Students tired of the evil, seeking the comfort and Truth of God’s Holy Spirit. And He is there.

The news reports are a far cry from the peace of that chapel. Crime, perversion, sin are overwhelming and sickening. The wrong is being forced for mass consumption. The days are far from Walter Cronkite, from protecting the innocence of our children.

Think back to when you were young. Maybe you lay beneath a tree in the soft grass and looked with wonder at the leaves above you. Maybe you flew high on a swing and felt as if you could fly up into the heavens. Maybe you looked at the clouds in awe and made pictures in your imagination. Maybe you swam in the sea and felt the waves and the sand and the wind. Good things, God things, that filled you with wonder and truth and innocence.

Choose God. Choose Jesus. Choose a future that is good and peaceful and eternal.

Blessings, Lisa

*Photo credit – Lee Grady

Chaos, Cleaning, Commencing

A pipe burst in our laundry room this weekend. Water everywhere. Workmen in and out. Renovations ahead. Stress, noise, and mess. Romantic anniversary and valentine weekend, huh? 😉

But a wondrous and quite unexpected thing has happened. I am cleaning out the laundry room, the shelves, the mess, the squirreling storage. And as I clean, I find treasures, discard trash, re-evaluate what is needed and what is not.

And I feel free. Lighter, even though I have just begun. A new start. A clean slate.

Hence, the photograph… trash bags sitting beside the beautiful azalea my wonderful husband brought me for our 35th anniversary. Chaos beside the beauty. The commencing of our 36th year together.

I also feel Christ nudging me with the same message. I will help you find a new start, a commencing of sorts, in this mess. Life is hard, yes. Life is messy and stressful, yes. But I have overcome this world.

Blessings to you all. Love, Lisa