Category Archives: Philippians

May 13 – What Does the Bible Say About Prayer?

Read Philippians 4:6 Is there someone who comes to mind when you read the verse above?  For me, it’s my mother-in-law. Now, if you know Julie at all, you know that she is a prayer warrior. No matter what she … Continue reading

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April 29 – Say What Now? – “Surrender Anxiety in Prayer and I’ll Give You Peace”

DON’T READ Philippians 4:4-7. . . yet. We will. Promise. But it’s likely you’ve read it before. So, before familiarity sets in and we read it in a predictable way, let’s reset with some context so we can read it … Continue reading

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April 14 – Church and State – Heavenly Citizenship

Read Philippians 3:17-21 American missionary friends of ours have given birth to children in other countries. Some of these children were afforded the option of dual citizenship. A few of them, then, became citizens of the United States and of … Continue reading

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February 14 – Meet the Team – Patricia Arnold

Read Philippians 4:13 My name is Patricia Arnold.  I was named after a singer who my Dad admired back in the 50’s named Patty Paige.  So, you could say my life from the beginning was based on music. I was … Continue reading

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February 10 – Faithfulness – He Meets All of Our Needs

Read Philippians 4:19 I love being a grandma.  It is the best job, other than raising my own kids, that I ever had.   I admit I spoil them, as much as I can, especially when it comes to birthdays.  But … Continue reading

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January 23 – Think About Such Things – Whatever Is Praiseworthy

Read Philippians 4:8 I can hear my mom’s words echo in my mind. “You can’t keep the birds from flying around your head, but you can keep them from making a nest in your hair.” She was a wise, godly … Continue reading

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January 22 – Think About Such Things – Whatever Is Admirable

Read Philippians 4:8 I have always admired Bart Starr, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers who won Super Bowl I and II. He was a gentleman and a Christian and I admired the way he lived his life. The … Continue reading

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January 21 – Think About Such Things – Whatever Is Lovely

Read Philippians 4:8 “Whatever is lovely—think about such things.” Glamor has been a goal of some women for years.  In older films, there often was a chorus line of beautiful women dressed in flowing gowns.  Their hair was all pulled … Continue reading

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January 20 – Think About Such Things – Whatever Is Pure

Read Philippians 4:8 To be pure. What do you think of? Water from a spring, an adolescent child, snow even? When researching “What does it mean to be pure?” to try and gain an understanding of the perspective of our … Continue reading

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January 19 – Think About Such Things – Whatever Is Right

Read Philippians 4:8 “It is never wrong to do the right thing.” This was the saying on one of my favorite bulletin boards at school. The message is clear – do the right thing. How do you always do the … Continue reading

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