Mary's Blog

A New Faith Adventure

  Therefore, we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary li...

Escaping the Pit of Depression

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a ...

Embrace Your Pain

He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak (Isaiah 40:29, NCV). I love a great movie! To me, a movie is great wh...

Endurance Is Never Passive

Endurance Is Never Passive
Romans 5:3-5 (NLT) “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us--they help us learn to endure....

Revenge Was Never Meant For Our Hands

  Ephesians 1:7 "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace" (NIV). Several...

Coming Out of the Dark

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1, NIV). Patience is not my greatest virtue. I do not like to wait – ...

Rest In Peace

Isaiah 26:3-4 (ICB) “You, Lord, give true peace. You give peace to those who depend on you. You give peace to those who trust you. So, trust the Lo...

Have You Made Up Your Mind?

Isaiah 26:3 (NCV) “You, LORD, give true peace to those who depend on you, because they trust you.” As I stood on the sideline of the football field...

He Will Meet ALL Your Needs

Philippians 4:19 (NIV) “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” I grew up in Texas where we lived in...

In His Eyes, You Are Special

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I made you in your mother's womb, I chose you" (NCV). Beginnings are very important.  In fact, the place of origin has much to...

Bad Things Do Happen To Good People

Isaiah 55:9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" (NIV). Sometimes I ...

Do You Want Cake?

Romans 8:28 (NIV) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” A ...