• January 1, 2024By JB Shreve

    So far, in this devotional series, we have explored the power and priority that a posture of gratitude can hold in our spiritual lives. Gratitude fosters an indomitable lifestyle. Thankfulness opens a doorway to God for faith and understanding to flow. It is a transforming agent that empowers us for maturity. But there is one

  • December 18, 2023By JB Shreve

    Scripture calls us to live as spiritual beings, not mere fleshly men and women ruled by our carnal environment. We can incorporate many disciplines into our lives to encourage and strengthen this posture to set our minds on things above rather than the things of this world, and they are all to our benefit. Think

  • December 11, 2023By JB Shreve

    In our last post in this series, we looked at the prophet Daniel’s routine to give thanks to God three times a day, every day. His circumstances did not shift this standard for the prophet. No matter how good or bad things became, Daniel thanked God every day, three times a day. There is something

  • December 4, 2023By JB Shreve

    Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. Daniel 6:10 (NKJV) We know the story

  • November 27, 2023By JB Shreve

    We live in the middle of a mental health crisis. That is not a statement of hyperbole. The US Surgeon General said in the summer of 2023, “Mental health is the defining public health crisis of our time, and for many Americans, loneliness is at the heart of that crisis.”Our society is experiencing unprecedented levels

  • November 20, 2023By JB Shreve

    Throughout scripture, words like praise and thanksgiving are interchangeable. In fact, in the Old Testament, many translations of the Bible often replace words like thankfulness and thanksgiving with the word praise. The Hebrew word yada means to revere or worship; intensively, to bemoan, confess, praise, to give thanks, thankful and thanksgiving. So, depending upon which

  • November 13, 2023By JB Shreve

    I began my walk with God a little more than 27 years ago. There have been many highs and many lows along the way, but the vantage point of the years behind me provides me with great security for the years ahead. As a young believer and seeker of His presence, my heart and mind

  • November 6, 2023By JB Shreve

    This is the first post in an ongoing blog devotional series on Gratitude. New posts in the series will be published each Monday for the next few weeks.  What do you imagine when you think of the word “gratitude”? What concepts spring to mind? What postures? Where does your mind go? Many of us say

  • May 1, 2023By JB Shreve

    Many times a part of our prayer life is to bring personal alignment to the standards and will of God. Such prayers posture us correctly for His presence. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation. 2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to

  • April 24, 2023By JB Shreve

    Among the most impartational aspects of the Psalms is their call to our hearts to find God and the place where  He created our spirit to live. God made man to live in His presence. That is where we find peace, hope, purpose, and all the attributes that lead our lives to make sense. The