He is With You

Seven years ago my daughter and I flew for the first time. We were both a little anxious about the entire process from security to landing and even how to make our way out of the airport. Since we were alone, we had no choice but to be brave, push forward, and walk through this … Continue reading He is With You

April Lighthouse News Article

For several months, I have been writing articles for The Lighthouse News which is Christ inspired, love driven, and written by fellow Christians in an effort to spread God's word. The Lighthouse News has recently moved from a paper magazine to an online format, so I will share links for the articles that I write … Continue reading April Lighthouse News Article

No Substitutes

What kind of cook are you? Do you strictly follow the recipe? Or are you confident enough to try substitutions when you don’t have the exact ingredients required? I often find myself searching for substitutes for ingredients that I don’t have. My banana nut bread calls for buttermilk which is something I never buy. Momma … Continue reading No Substitutes

The Perfect Valentine

As Valentine’s Day approaches and store shelves are covered with red hearts and quips of love, I can’t help but reflect on the lack of love displayed daily in our society today. We live in a world that is fostering attitudes of hostility and hatred. It seems that people have become more hostile and less … Continue reading The Perfect Valentine

New Year, New Perspective

With the new year, we often make a plan for a new start - a resolution for a new or better life. But no matter how hard we try, we often fall right back into old habits, and those New Year’s resolutions are tossed like worn out socks. Instead of resolutions, maybe we need a … Continue reading New Year, New Perspective

Christmas – Past, Present, and Future

Christmas is such an exciting time of year! It is a time of tradition for family and friends, a time of anticipation for children awaiting special gifts, and a time of singing both silly and inspirational songs reserved specifically for the Christmas season. It is a time of decorating, shopping, and gift giving. It is … Continue reading Christmas – Past, Present, and Future

November 2022 Top Ten

Just in case you missed them, here is a list of the most read Strength Renewed devotionals on during the month of November 2022.  Some of them may be old, but God can still use them to encourage you.  Just click on the title to read the posts. Light in the Dark (Nov 2022) Joy … Continue reading November 2022 Top Ten

Count Your Blessings

An old hymn comes to mind, with Thanksgiving drawing near, called "Count Your Blessings". It's such a simple song, but it has a powerful message of counting each blessing so that we can see all that God has done in our lives. It is so easy to take for granted the blessings that He gives … Continue reading Count Your Blessings

Light in the Dark

I took this photo one night after our electricity went out, and my husband lit this old, oil burning lamp and placed it on the mantle. As we sat in the semi dark room, my attention was drawn to the lamp that provided just enough light to break through the darkness so that we could … Continue reading Light in the Dark

Not in Vain

Let's be honest. There are days that just make us wonder if anything we are doing is making a difference. Whether it's at work, home, or even church, we just get weighed down by the day to day activities of life at times. You may find yourself wondering if you are making any kind of … Continue reading Not in Vain