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Welcome to Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow! My goal, and the purpose of this blog, is to encourage young women in their daily life and their walk with God. The wonderful hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness, which contains the line “Strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow”, has become a favorite of mine as God has given me strength each day to follow Him, and the bright hope for both my earthly future and eternity in Heaven. As Christ brings me strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, I hope you find it as well. Great is HIS faithfulness!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

All Access Pass


“I have a backstage pass to the concert!” “We were able to get all access passes for the amusement park!” “The package included a pass to meet the conference main speaker!” These are all exciting to have. They give the holder a privilege that is usually limited to only a few. Most of us will live our whole lives never meeting anyone we would consider “famous”. Some of us have or will try, but not succeed. Only a few will attain those exclusive passes. However, what many Christians don’t remember is that we have been given the best pass ever. By having our sins forgiven and Christ’s righteousness imputed upon us, we have been given an all access pass to the throne room of God. We are invited to enter, and approach the throne of grace, boldly and with confidence! There is no problem too big or too small, to conversation too deep or too trivial for God. And He wants us to come. Why would I go to a concert, sit in the back, and leave early if I had a ticket that gave me a front row seat and the chance to meet the musician? I wouldn’t, no one would! So, I shouldn’t stand in the hall outside God’s throne room either. I need to accept this amazing privilege God has offered me, rejoice, and go in! This opportunity should excite each of us more than any other pass we may get in life. If you are a Christian, you have an all access pass into the throne room of God! Does that excite you?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Choosing

“The truth about the choices we make is plain. We don’t
consistently choose the Lord because we don’t really desire Him … and we don’t
really desire Him because we’re not convinced that choosing Him will result in
our happiness.” ~ Elyse Fitzpatrick

Monday, February 6, 2012

God's Faithfulness

Recently, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness. The fact
that He never leaves me, or forsakes me. He’s always there, even when other
people aren’t. He loves me unconditionally, regardless of how much or how
little I’m loving Him at any given time. God continues to love and hold me even
when my heart gets distracted by other things. His faithfulness is like no
other. Great is His faithfulness!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kindness and Truth


Do not let kindness and truth leave you;

Bind them around your neck,

Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:3



When I read this verse the other day, I stopped to ponder its meaning. We need to let kindness and truth invade our lives. They should be in everything we say and do. They should be what characterize us. And we are to do everything possible to not let them leave us. “Bind them around your neck”. This made me think of putting a necklace on. Kindness and truth should adorn and grace our lives like a beautiful necklace. This verse also says to “write kindness and truth on the tablet of your heart”. A couple of images came to mind when I read this. When I went to Israel, I had the opportunity to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and a tablet of stone with writing on it that proves Pontius Pilot lived. That stone and the scrolls have survived for centuries. They were meant to be permanent when they were written. Kindness and truth should be ingrained in us permanently as well. If a stone and scrolls with important writing can last centuries, kindness and truth should be able to last our lifetime. So write kindness and truth permanently on your heart and adorn your life with their beauty, and they will never leave you.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Psalm 122 Revisited

Psalm 122
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, that is built
As a city that is compact together;
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord—
An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
“May peace be within your walls,
And prosperity within your palaces.”
For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
I will now say, “May peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good.


I posted this Psalm several weeks ago before I left on an exciting adventure that God had brought to me. I had the privilege of spending 11 days touring the land of the Bible, Israel. It was an amazing and incredible experience that has changed the way I read the Bible. I decided to come back to this Psalm, that so beautifully talks about Jerusalem. I cannot describe the joy of standing within the gates of this city that is indeed “compact”. I do give thanks to the name of the LORD for the opportunity He gave me, and I urge you to join me in praying for the peace of Jerusalem, both physically and spiritually. It is a city that is filled with people who need the salvation that only Jesus Christ can offer.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday Psalm ~ 10-30-2010

Psalm 122
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, that is built
As a city that is compact together;
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord—
An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
“May peace be within your walls,
And prosperity within your palaces.”
For the sake of my brothers and my friends,
I will now say, “May peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good.