Sin and Forgiveness – Judgement and Grace

I found an article yesterday called Billy Graham’s daughter Ruth has Been Through the Fire, says It’s Time for Honesty. It started this way:

Billy Graham’s daughter wants to hear from you.

She says it’s time to be honest. Ruth Graham, daughter of the famed Evangelist, says she’s been through the fire and is ready to talk about her deepest frustrations and fears.

“I want to hear from you. I want to know what’s going on in your life,” she says, “I want to create a safe place where people can come and share anonymously.”

Why does she see the need for a “Safe Place” where readers can share their own failings and doubts?

She knows what it’s like to have to put on a false smile. The third of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham’s five kids remembers having to pretend nothing is wrong – even when her world was falling apart.…

His Faithfulness and Mercies in Every Situation

The Lord is placing on my heart to write about His Faithfulness and

Loving Mercies  and give you some Scriptures in different translations.

There was a very stressful time I went through years ago that I

described as ‘relentless’ and for some time after that, I could not handle

the word ‘faithfulness’……..I could think of the Love of God etc but the

other baffled me – it was ouchy  to  think or hear it. For years previous,

there was a favorite song Great is Your Faithfulness I can sing again!


Some years later now after The Lord wonderfully came through for me, I am

comfortable with this expression again “the Faithfulness of God”…….it is

taking on new meaning for me through a rich treasury of scriptures on a

website called Bible Hub.

My present circumstances are not exactly ideal, for there is good and not so

good in my life at the moment.…

Living with Courage and Hope

We live in stressful times, around us and within sometimes.

Life is not restful like it used to be 30-40 years ago.

Situations and circumstances are challenging for many.

I would like to give you some encouragements from scriptures

I was inspired with today on BibleHub……one of the

best websites for building yourself up on God’s Word.

And we need to do this friends, each day. For those who

“don’t have the time” especially. We need to make time for reading

His words of Life for sustenance and strength.

From them often, can come healing-virtue, mentally, emotionally

and spiritually.

This can even benefit us physically. Neuroscientists report that

our thoughts do have a bearing on our health. Yes, the bible says that

“as a man thinks, so is he”.  We can think up a real storm sometimes

just by thinking too much.…

A Step Of Faith Can Change Your Situation

Yes, if you take a step in the right direction, Jesus can change your situation and replace it with a Testimony. You must be decided, when you look to The Lord for Answered Prayers – no looking back. Don’t settle for the status quo in life – when He called you to an Abundant Life. Forget the televangelists money-schemes and their emphasis on being rich. They have the emphasis all wrong. There’s nothing wrong with money, if you’re not bound by the love of it, but Jesus calls us as His Children, to be Rich in Blessings…..and… carry His Blessings to those around us. That is Abundant Life (a fuller life). If you need healing or restoration, for instance, money and riches would not be abundant life for you, but healing and restoration would be, would’nt it?


God of Hope – Inner Nature

Hope of His Glory

Strengthening the Innerman

Some of us are a little faint hearted when we see how we fall short

of His Glory because He is a Holy God.

Also the stresses and afflictions of this present age can weigh us down too.

The following are several scriptures I have placed together from

different translations to bring out the richness because no English

translation can bring out the fullness of the original Greek.

You may call this a simple study and soak!

Seek The Lord’s presence as you read, for revelation.

And if you are not up to that for some reason – let these scriptures bring you

Into a soft touch of His Presence. He Loves You today.

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but …

Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the goodpleasing, and perfect will of God.…

Good Things – Philippians 4

Think about the Good Things

Good desires in our hearts

Our mouths shall enjoy Good fruits

Philippians 4

Allow me to share these thoughts with you!

English Standard Version
8 Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be obvious to everyone. The Lord is near.

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

In Philippians 4:6-8 Paul gives us a few instructions for a Victorious Life and Overcoming in Daily Life.

Finding A Resting Place

Are you finding life’s situations disturbing and maybe you need somewhere to hide – so to speak? Are you hiding yourself in your work or your room or even pleasure? Hide yourself in God and He will take care of you.

Each day, take a little time to come aside with Him and rest – do nothing but relax with Him and fix your focus on Him and you together and you will find comfort and strength in that quiet still place. This is the sure place of refuge that scripture speaks about – it will become your haven of rest.

In all life’s situations you can go there and find rest for your soul. He will take care of you and you will find rest from work because you cease from you labors and your mind is in rest mode.

Building Confidence in God

How Closely do you Know Him?

Confidence is about a person, it’s always about a person – not a theory or a technique. So build your confidence around the Person of God. Spend time in His Presence. This is the way we come to know Him. Acquaint yourself with Scriptures that speak of His Goodness, His Grace and Kindness.

Many of us need a clear picture of Him – situations and circumstances may have clouded our Image of Him. Even lots of sermons can do that. Especially if they don’t portray Him well. Don’t rely on someone’s impression of Him but rather press in to know Him and you will be GLAD YOU DID!




(a song He gave me years ago)

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose trust the LORD is.