A Message of Hope

What gives the heart hope? Where does it come from? Why is hope so needed for the soul? I believe every soul needs hope. Hope is the lifeline that fuels our spirit to continue forging forward, even when circumstances around us seem hopeless. Hope is the fire within our hearts that enables one to be […]

Obtaining Faith

Last month, in the article “Obtaining Hope”, I shared with you what it meant to obtain hope, and when we place our expectations in God for He is the One who will sustain us.  Yet, too often, we find ourselves wrestling with God.  Instead of trusting God to work out all the details within our […]

LOVE = SERVING + HUMILITY Part1

You love the Lord, don’t you?  When we love someone we want to be close and intimate with that person; to serve them and honor them.  Beloved, hear me on this, in order to serve God, it is imperative that we serve others. Really serve them, wherever we find ourselves.  We choose to serve not […]

Building Hope: An Epiphany for 2013

“An Epiphany for 2013” A blessed, healthy, and peace-filled year is prayed for you, my dear friends. I pray that you will seek earnestly, His grace and love. I was amazed as I experienced the many emotions that filled me this past Christmas … · Joy over numerous blessings, tangible and intangible · Sorrow over […]

Obtaining Hope

What is Hope? Webster defines hope as to trust, reliance and/or desire with expectation of fulfillment. Our hope is generated from what and who we believe in. How many times do we place emphasis in our own abilities or expectations in others and yet the desired fulfillment is never reached? God’s desire is for us […]

From Melissa’s Heart – January 2013

________________________________________ From Melissa’s Heart….. Happy New Year to each of you! As we are entering into 2013, I keep hearing the Lord say these words: “New beginnings are coming. The old is gone and the new is approaching. But I ask you, how will you respond?” I believe God is preparing His Church for change. […]

Building Hope: An Epiphany for 2013

__________________________________________ “An Epiphany for 2013” A blessed, healthy, and peace-filled year is prayed for you, my dear friends.  I pray that you will seek earnestly, His grace and love. I was amazed as I experienced the many emotions that filled me this past Christmas … ·    Joy over numerous blessings, tangible and intangible ·    Sorrow […]

For Unto Us a Savior is Born!

“They said to the woman, “we no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42)  “The Samaritans urged Jesus to stay with them and He stayed two days. And because of His words, many […]

Christmas Reflection

As I reflect upon Christmas, I think about three words:  hope, faith and love.  These powerful words were so intertwined throughout the Christmas story.  Our story begins, not with the lives of Mary and Joseph, but with Elizabeth and Zechariah. Luke 1:13 “But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayers […]

Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to extend a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. As a child, Thanksgiving was one of my favorite holidays. One of my fondest memories as a little girl was sitting around our big kitchen table and being together. Don’t get me wrong, my mom knew how to make a delicious […]