Month: June 2016

Get Mad, Sad or Glad

By Libby Williams / June 30, 2016

“Give thanks in all things; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:18 Oh no, I yelled from the bathroom.  I was priming eighteen year old Hunter Green walls with Kills.  It was hard to move freely off and on the ladder in such a…

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Study for Approval

By Libby Williams / June 28, 2016

Study to show thyself approved unto God,  a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15 God has given us His Word as our guideline for life.  He wants you to know His heart on all of life’s issues.  He says: in…

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Everybody Has a Story

By Libby Williams / June 23, 2016

  Lord my God, I called to you for help,     and you healed me.  Psalm 30:2 My friend Tina began to share her story in our Refresh Sunday School Class.  It was absolutely amazing.  Tina Hunt is a beautiful Lumbee Native American who is full of joy; in spite of…

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Hush and Trust

By Libby Williams / June 21, 2016

Cast your anxieties upon the Lord; for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 I heard my sweet friend Leah say the very words God had spoken to her. “Hush and trust.” At that very moment; those words pierced my soul. God was speaking and stirring in my soul. I…

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The Gentle Inherit the Earth

By Libby Williams / June 17, 2016

“Blessed are the gentle for they, for they shall inherit the earth.”  Matthew 5:5 Inheriting the earth sounds like a pretty big deal for those of us who are Christ followers. Before this writing; I spoke with my long time friend and former pastor, Dr. Steve Livengood about what it…

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Only Believe

By Libby Williams / June 14, 2016

“Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise. And immediately the girl got up and began walking for she was twelve years of age…” Mark 5:41 The words, “Do not fear, only believe,” resonate deeply within those of…

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Put On Gentleness

By Libby Williams / June 13, 2016

  So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;  Colossians 3:12 NASB When was the last time you went to bed and thought, “When I wake up in the morning, I will put on gentleness“?…

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To Be Found Faithful

By Libby Williams / June 11, 2016

“Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 My husband and I have always struggled financially.   He laughs at the idea of me on a budget.…

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Wait Just One Minute

By Libby Williams / June 9, 2016

“Look carefully then how you walk, not a unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”  Ephesians 5:15-16 I’ve said it.  You’ve said it.  “Wait just one minute.”  Whether you were on the phone, or doing an important task; all of us…

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Great Faithfulness

By Libby Williams / June 9, 2016

Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and [a]cultivate faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4 I remember singing the first verse of an old hymn entitled; “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”  The first verse says,…

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