Author Archives: Thomas Nelson

Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

How do you know what will happen even tomorrow? What, after all, is your life? It is like a puff of smoke visible for a little while and then dissolving into thin air. — James 4:14 The Barrier Islands, Mississippi One of the most unique places in the state of Mississippi lies just beyond its

Take Long Walks

In the high-speed, go-go-go nature of our everyday lives, taking care of ourselves can often fall to the wayside. It gets smothered under other needs — and suddenly we’re left feeling worn-out and sick. Our shoulders tense from stress, we’ve been eating way too much fast food, and we’re having constant aches and pains. Does

Following the Golden Rule

  “Oh [Jane]! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life.’’ “I would wish not to be hasty

Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus

Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?” — knowing that it was the Lord. — John 21:12 It had been a tough morning, to be sure. Following Jesus’ death, several disciples returned to their regularly scheduled programming. They got up early, took their

The Immovable Force of God’s Love

  Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. — Song of Songs 8:7 God’s love is an immovable force, a bountiful feast that never runs out. His love is fixed and assured. Why? Because God is not only the Originator of love, but He is love. Love is His very nature. When

Peace… The Lord Is There

Morning  The fruit of the Spirit is… peace. To be spiritually minded is life and peace. God has called us to peace. • Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. • The God

Courage: Cancer Can Improve the Quality of Your Life

Trying New Things Cancer can improve the quality of your life. It can give you the courage to break out of old patterns and try something new. Some of that courage comes from realizing what it means to know that our days are numbered; that the end point of our life has slipped out of

Be Anxious for Nothing

Morning The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. Praise the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good, for His mercy endures forever. • God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. • I will say of the Lord, “He is my

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