Joanne’s Blog

What I Know to be True

Good morning and welcome to making space Monday. This blog is written for the purpose of helping us make space for God. Not sure how you found us here but glad you did! Today I want to share what has been on my heart this past week: There are a few things we know to […]

God Looks at the Heart

But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him a leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command. I Samuel 13:14   The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any […]

Why Me?

Sometimes I ask myself the question: ” Why me Lord?” Why do I have to forgive when I have been wronged? Why do I have to do something for someone else when I am so busy? Why do I have to be kind when someone has been unkind to me? The questions are endless and […]

Promises Received by Faith

Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” John 6:28  God’s promises are true and He is the Promise Keeper. Hebrews 10 tells us that He who promised is faithful. We sometimes use human standards to consider what faithfulness means. In today’s society, we see marriages that have failed […]

Just Take the First Step

Welcome to making space Mondays! This morning I want to share with you how to make space in your life to step out in faith when you sense you are called to do something- whether it is to make a change, do something that is a stretch, or challenging, or a shift in your thinking. […]

Ordinary Men and Women with Extraordinary Power

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.  Acts 4:13  Acts 4:13 describes the reaction of the people when they realized that Peter and John were unschooled, ordinary men. They were astonished […]

Do Unto Others

New Years Eve as I was going over some of my New Year goals, I recalled a bible verse in Matthew 7:12 the Message translation: Here is a simple rule- of- thumb guide for behavior. Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. I […]

Light of the World

The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1   The people of Isaiah’s time walked in darkness, just as many people today walk in darkness. Jesus Christ, the Messiah, came as prophesied in […]

New Year Goals

Welcome to making space Mondays (for God that is). In a few days we will enter the year 2020. This is by far my favorite time of year; the time between Christmas and the beginning of a new year. I designate these days for reflection taking time to consider the past year’s goals and looking […]

Unwavering Faith

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was about a hundred years old – and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet […]