Focus On A Gift To Give

One of my favorite Christmas memories was one my papaw loved to tell.  I had went shopping with my grandparents one day several weeks before Christmas in 1995.  I was 10. As we were walking through the store, we stopped by the jewelry counter and there was a Mickey Mouse watch that caught my eye.  [...]

Focus on God’s Glory

"For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 4:15 Redound. It means to superabound. To contribute greatly to someone's honor or credit. It's only found once in the Bible. Here. In the middle of a passage that tells [...]

Focus on Standing

I've never had to think about standing. It's natural. Once you get the hang of it as a toddler, you generally never think about it again. You just do it.That is, until it gets hard to do.When my dizziness hit several years ago, I couldn't stand without holding onto or leaning against something. Even now, [...]

Focus on Prayer

Whether it be so heavy that others cannot bear To know the heavy burden they cannot come and share; Whether it be so tiny that others cannot see Why it should be a burden, and seem so real to me, Either and both I lay them down at the Master's feet And find them alone [...]

Focus On Forgiveness

How many times do I have to forgive them? "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?" Matthew 18:21 Till seven times. 7 in the Bible means complete. Peter thought, 'Surely once someone's done me wrong seven times and I've [...]

Focus on Our Good

I've had this post ready for 2 months.  It was supposed to be my focus for March.  I don't know how many times I've scheduled things and the Lord said,  "No, wait, not yet". EACH time there's been a reason.  This time is no different.After being in quarantine and our world being upended, I thought, [...]

Focus on Surrender

"...neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing." II Samuel 24:24 We know the sacrifice it takes to surrender. But all through the Bible, we see what God did when people surrendered their all to Him. The miracles He worked. Queen Esther. Gideon's army of [...]