Is this hard for you to do when life is whirling around you? Me too friends, me too! I love reading Matthew 11:28-30 to calm and steady me, and then re-reading it to let it wash away the frenzy.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Fix your eyes on Him

On the days when you’re ready to call it quits, remember to keep your eyes on Him; and only Him.

Read and soak in Hebrews 12:1-3 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning it’s shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful man, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

The Truth is in His Word. He has overcome the world, and therefore we need not fear evil. His Truths are His believers victories, in Jesus’ name! Praise you Father for Your victories and Your Rock solid Truths that we can depend on daily! Amen!

Letting go of stubborn pride…

Letting go of stubborn pride….

Do I want to be right? Or do I want to be happy? Sometimes letting go of our stubborn pride is the hardest thing to do. We can choose to hold on to grudges. Or we can choose to let go for the sake of freedom and peace.

This doesn’t mean that we are saying the other person is “right.” It is saying that we are choosing peace and happiness for ourselves and our home. Freedom from anger and quarreling.

When we struggle with letting go of blended family issues, we can take it to God and ask Him for His help with letting go and forgiveness.

2 Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Ephesians 2:14 “For He himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.”


Dear Heavenly Father, You know my heart and mind. Please forgive me for harboring anger and ill will towards all of these human beings that you have blessed me with. You God, are the Prince of Peace. May you pour out your blessings upon these people. Help me have willingness to let go of the anger. Please help me embrace your peace; peace of mind, body, and soul. Thank you Lord. I claim your peace and forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Author: Tanya Phillips

Devotional 2017

Weekends can be hard for some. Especially those that are grieving, widowed, divorced, or single. The end of a work week can mean joy for some, and yet for others, weekends can be the hardest part of their week. Weekends for those that are hurting and lonely can seem long because it means more time to think, more time to feel, and more awareness of their loneliness and grief. This weekend, is there someone that could use some encouragement? Is there someone you could invite to church, to dinner, or to a sporting event? Help fill the long weekend for those that are hurting.