Thursday, February 11, 2010

Punch Bread Down

Lately I have been making a lot of homemade bread and starting to really feel comfortable with the steps.  Mix flour and spices, yeast with warm water, add to flour, shape and let rise.  After you let the dough rise you punch it down so that you can shape it and let rise once more for baking.  As I was thinking about the steps I wonder how many times do we feel like we are being punched down? But even more than that how many times do rise again! We should be encouraged that we can only rise up and conqueror to be who God has called us to be regardless of circumstances. 

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." Romans 8:37

Thursday, February 4, 2010


We were discussing an action plan with a doctor and she was explaining that we should go ahead use the time that we have to collect data in presenting a case to the insurance company.  I was remembering the quote that I recently read in my devotional about facts and truth.  Regardless of the 'data' facts that we are looking at I am glad to know that we can collect on God's truth for our life! We can trust and stir faith within us leading to drown out the facts.  Let us be encouraged to collect and present our case with truth that God loves us and has given us everything we need!

"What is the difference between fact and truth? Facts change but truth, the Word of God remains" Joseph Prince