Saturday, March 21, 2009

MMmmm...Now THAT's some GOOD NEWS!

As I type at the computer this evening, I can smell the aroma of my hubby's famous homemade pizza as it nears time to take it out of the oven. I'm STARVING right now, which led me to think about how much craving food can be related to how we crave God's presence.

He is the one who fills us up when we long for something more. Many try to fill their "holes" with wealth, hobbies, addictions... If you're hunting for a good meal, then there is good news for you today. Give your life to Christ and let Him be your portion. Let his love be enough for is perfect and will never fail. Even in times of heartache and worry, He sees your hurt and is waiting for you to trust what He has planned for you if you'll only ask him for it.

"God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for the time will come when you will laugh with joy." Luke 6:21

"You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat." Matthew 5:6 (The Message)
And, if you're still hungry (cause even Christians have to eat...) go to and find a recipe for the fantastic looking homemade pizza pictured above.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why Can't "Good" Be Good?

This devotion is based on an awesome Christian author and speaker, Beth Moore of Living Proof Ministries. This past weekend, I had the experience of participating in a simulcast at our church based on marriage. It was a conference broadcast across the United States and into Canada. I think they had around 500 churches participating. It was a really neat experience.

One of the most impactful speakers was Beth Moore. She spoke directly to the ladies on why "good" can't be good enough for women. This totally hit home because I've caught myself on many occasions asking myself or saying aloud, "why can't my husband do this, or why can't my husband be more like that..." WHOA! Stop for a minute, gals....why can't "GOOD" be GOOD ENOUGH??

As women, we all have probably been guilty of not being satisfied with what we have. We need to remind ourselves that what we have is good. My man is good....he's good enough. He's good enough for God, so he's definitely good enough for me.

Here are some "good" verses to ponder today:

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 107:1

"Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live." I Thessalonians 5:18 (the Message)