God's Gift
by Avril van der Merwe on December 21st, 2023
Eternity rang As God delivered His gift From heaven’s splendor To earth’s clay: Demons trembled Angels sang A mother smiled A baby cried out. Eternity quaked As God delivered His gift From heaven’s mercy To earth’s cross: Angels trembled Demons smiled The Father turned away A mother cried out.  Read More
A Comforting Love Letter from Daddy God
by Monica Oliver on November 16th, 2023
A Comforting Love Letter from Daddy GodMonica OliverOne of my all-time favorite reminders in the Bible is God’s love letter, found in Psalm 139.  This chapter takes me on a personal journey of the intricate love and tenderness my Abba Father, Daddy God expresses towards me.  Hold on to your seat and enjoy the ride as we travel together.__________________________________Psalm 139 (Read slowly)1Lord...  Read More
Mightier Than the Breakers of the Sea
by Avril van der Merwe on October 16th, 2023
Don’t you love the ocean with its rhythms and its moods? Its constant yet shifting sounds, from peaceful susurration to thundering roar both soothe and energize; its ceaseless motion, from rippling rollers to unleashed breakers mesmerize. Each wave is somehow distinct from the last.  Read More
Shifting Seasons
by Avril van der Merwe on September 13th, 2023
“Be glad people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains because He is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.” Joel 2:23.  Read More
Hearing God's Voice
by Derek Forseth on February 2nd, 2023
" But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."John 14:26.It is so important to hear the voice of God these days. So many other noises fight to crowd out or drown out what God is saying to us. It really takes an effort to just slow down and listen.Psalms 46:10 tells us to "be still ...  Read More
Stand Strong!
by Derek Forseth on August 4th, 2022
"Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58  Read More
It's Passion Week!
by Derek Forseth on April 12th, 2022
It is Passion Week! A week that most of us commemorate and celebrate what Jesus did for us some 2,000 years ago.'No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning..." (1 John 3:6). God's grace through Jesus Christ is beyond description. We are grateful for the price He paid for our salvation and our restoration.This past Sunday was Palm Sunday. It is interesting to study the palm tree. There are over 3,0...  Read More
No More Excuses
by Derek Forseth on March 17th, 2022
"No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." Luke 9:62Several men approached Jesus and said, "I will follow you, but first I must..." The excuses seemed legitimate and the needs they invoked were serious. In each case Jesus called them out because He knew that this was an issue of the heart.These "followers" of Jesus expressed a desire to verbally c...  Read More
Do Not Fear God is with Us!
by Derek Forseth on December 24th, 2021
Do not be afraid. I bring you good news...  Read More
A Time to be Quiet
by Derek Forseth on November 26th, 2021
Today is Friday.  It's the day after Thanksgiving and I'm waiting in a  room at the hospital for my weekly wash out. It is eerily quiet compared to other days. On a normal Friday it is usually a "beehive of activity."  Today most of the staff is off and most of the patients are home.I'm finding myself lost in thought. I feel like I should be doing things.  But instead, I'm choosing to just be quie...  Read More
Handling Setbacks
by Derek Forseth on October 27th, 2021
"Cast all your anxiety upon Him, for He cares for you." | 1 Peter 5:7This is a verse that many of us have heard repeatedly. It is also a verse that probably needs to be practiced more in our Christian walk of faith.Does God Really Care?We read this verse and ask questions, but we often struggle to believe that God really does Care. I'm in a situation where I could be discouraged right now. When I ...  Read More
Life and Death
by Derek Forseth on October 22nd, 2021
We have been given the ability to do something that is absolutely amazing. We can speak life or death to others with our tongue. That might seem impossible to many but the Bible states it clearly."The tongue has the power of life and death..."  Proverbs 18:21Each of us has the ability to build up or tear others down with our words. We can present others in a positive light or we can make others lo...  Read More