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Joy Restored

By Lisa Rippy / October 23, 2019

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…,” John 10:10. Definition of the word “steal” – take (another person’s property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. So, when Scripture says the thief (Satan) comes to “steal,”  he can NOT take what we inherited…

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Jesus, Thank You

By Lisa Rippy / November 30, 2017

While having my quiet time, I asked the Lord, “What is Your will for my life?” You see, the season of life I’m in right now has been very challenging for me lately. And that one question was actually summing up a real need in my heart. The Holy Spirit…

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5 More Days to CHRISTmas! How to Make these Days Matter the Most

By Lisa Rippy / December 20, 2016

Only 5 more days!! Jesus’ birthday is in only 5 more days…and here’s a little family checklist for all of us as we draw our hearts nearer to the true Reason for the season – the birth of our Master and Messiah – JESUS. It’s so tempting to get consumed…

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Are You Fruit-bearing or a Fruit Cake?

By Rene' Collins / May 13, 2016

On May 1, my Pastor,  Dr. Stephen Anthony, preached a message for our graduating seniors. In his message from Philippians 3:12-17, he gave our seniors 3 tips from the apostle Paul. He told them to prepare to be faithful, prepare to be forgetful and to prepare to be fruitful. All…

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I Choose Joy (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By Rene' Collins / May 6, 2016

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13) May I just be transparent with you for a minute?  The topic of joy has been rather difficult for me…

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Joy Is For Today (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By Rene' Collins / May 2, 2016

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10) Joy, pure joy, comes from having an intimate connection with God.  We always want to connect joy with an emotion.  Why is that?  I think that our society does a terrible job relaying messages to us…

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Death Is No Light Thing

By Rene' Collins / April 19, 2016

Yesterday was filled with bad news, over and over. My mind reeled, my heart ached, my doubts stirred. My questions were like fiery darts.  And then there was this morning…. ” His loved ones are very special to Him and He does not lightly let them die” Psalm 116:15 Father,…

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In Jesus Name

By Lisa Rippy / September 23, 2015

In Jesus Name. The three most powerful words in the world…In Jesus Name. But what do they mean? In Jesus Name stands for this – ALL THAT HE IS.  God’s names, throughout the Old and New Testament, are the names of His nature – His attributes. His names are an…

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Heaven to Come and Suffering Here

By Rene' Collins / June 4, 2015

I have a little devotional book and it is Called “In Touch, Every Day from the Living Bible“. Each day the reading is a group of Scriptures put together from the Living Bible translation in topical form. Many mornings it is the first thing I grab just to get my…

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Simplify Your Life – Part 3 – Embracing Clocks and Calendars

By Lisa Rippy / March 21, 2015

One way we can simplify our life, is to simplify our use of one of our greatest assets – time! When we understand what the Bible teaches on “time”, we begin to live a life that is not naturally charged, but supernaturally charged, directed, energized and productive! When I began…

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