Author Archives: Thomas Nelson

Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus

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

Choose Joy

Morning Everywhere I turn today, something tries to steal my joy. If I can’t rejoice and be glad today, I will never rejoice and be glad. I will waste the joyous opportunities of today waiting for tomorrows that may or may not ever come. If I wait until life slows down, the sun comes back,

God’s Peace for When You Are Anxious About Tomorrow

As you sink into bed tonight, exhausted, are you already thinking about tomorrow’s meetings, next week’s obligations, next month’s deadlines? You’re anxious about tomorrow… and the next day… and the next. Whether you’re a busy mom who’s worried about your child’s future, an overwhelmed college student in the throes of midterms, or a rising executive

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