Jolita Peterson
Lavish Gifts

Lavish Gifts

Lavish GiftsIf you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 (ESV)It was my birthday this past week. It wasn't a milestone year for me or a...

Boasting in the Lord

Boasting in the Lord

Boasting in the LordBut God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise... so that, as it is written,"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:27a, 31 (NIV)Regardless of your political leanings, we all can agree on two things as our new...

Contending With Discontent

Contending With Discontent

Contending With DiscontentBe content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5b (ESV)I've noticed lately a disconcerting lack of contentment in my life. Too often, when I observe a situation - whether it's glancing...

Beauty in the Clouds

Beauty in the Clouds

Beauty in the CloudsFor your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Psalm 108:4 (ESV)My husband and I were in Colorado this week, combining his work trip with a much-needed getaway. A highlight for me was visiting Garden of...

Finding Rest

Finding Rest

Finding RestCome to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (ESV)I've struggled in recent weeks with feeling rested. On paper, our summer calendar seemed well-balanced, but in reality, it's been non-stop. As I've juggled visits...

Weed Creep

Weed Creep

Weed CreepOther seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Matthew 13:7 (NIV)I made the alarming discovery yesterday that my strawberry patch is in trouble. All spring, I've been watching the plants grow, hoping for an encore performance of last...

Astonished or Afraid?

Astonished or Afraid?

Astonished or Afraid?The disciples were filled with awe, and the people following behind were overwhelmed with fear. Mark 10:32b (NLT)M y Lent reading plan has me hanging out in the book of Mark in preparation for Easter. If the book of John is a love story, Mark is...

Valuable Real Estate

Valuable Real Estate

Valuable Real EstateYou have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Colossians 3:9b-10 (NIV)I recently discovered that my night stand has a real estate problem. Since...

Thirsty

Thirsty

ThirstyJesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting...