Monthly Archives: November 2015

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. ≈ Psalms 68:5

November 11 is Veterans Day. It reflects the ending of World War I, when Germany signed an armistice with the Allies at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson declared it a holiday in 1919. Formerly known as Armistice Day, the holiday’s name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.

On this day, we officially honor those who served in the United States military. Let’s pray that the families of veterans find comfort and peace in knowing that we appreciate and honor the sacrifices made by their loved ones…

When I saw the voting results, I thought how fitting the choice, “A Father of the Fatherless,” which received 53.57% of the votes from “today’s footsteps” poll.

Raised by a single mom, I fully embrace God as Father to the fatherless. I know firsthand that He is the Father.

Every child, boy or girl, naturally craves the love of his or her father. So, without a biological father’s strength, hugs, and encouragement, we need our spiritual father. For Jesus is the connection to God the Father. So, to the more than 20 million children in America without the physical presence of a father and the millions more whose fathers are physically present, but emotionally absent, there is hope. Call on Jesus…

Through Jesus we learn that we are not fatherless, but have the greatest father… our Heavenly Father! He is always spiritually and emotionally present. He cares about all our needs, hopes and dreams. So, whether we have an earthly father or not… we don’t have to be fatherless. We can bask in our Heavenly Father’s love every day by calling on Jesus.

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; ≈ Ephesians 2:20

Thank you for voting. “The Chief Cornerstone” received 42.31% of the votes. Please vote by 12:00 noon of each day. View results from “older posts” or “archive posts”.  Today’s poll is below.

The architectural term, cornerstone is used several times in scripture in reference to Jesus as the chief foundation stone of the church. For the cornerstone is the stone, on which the entire building structure depends.

While, regular cornerstones are located on each corner of a building. The cornerstone or foundation stone is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. This cornerstone is the largest, most solid, and most skillfully made of all the stones. It may contain scriptures and other identifying information. It is the stone by which all other stones will be set in place, hence, determining the position of the entire building.

Since the chief cornerstone was the foundational stone in ancient architecture, from which all measurements began, obviously this position belongs to Jesus. Other scriptures, Psalm 118:22, Matthew 21:42-44, 1 Corinthians 3:11, Isaiah 28:16, 1 Peter 2: 5-7 and Acts 4:11 make it clear that Jesus Himself is the foundation. Jesus said He is the Cornerstone that His church stands on as a united body of believers, both Jews and Gentiles.

Please check back tomorrow for the next episode of “today’s footsteps”.

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. ≈John 10:11

Calling on Jesus: Overcoming Self-Defeat a weekly devotional journal for self-discovery and personal growth for your best destiny, has 644 names and titles from the Holy Bible that refer to Jesus.

Thanks, to each of you who purchased a copy of my first book… If you haven’t, yet, please pick up a copy and participate in this journey with us.

 As you read the book, check this blog daily for the name selected for “today’s footsteps”.  You may vote, at the bottom of the page, for one of the five I suggest or you may suggest another one. Each day I will share insight about a name from the book. Also, if you have questions or would just like to share your opinion, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s start with “the Good Shepherd,” page 30.

Jesus is “the” good shepherd, not merely “a” good shepherd. His character is unique, honorable, wholesome, good, and wonderful. He is good inwardly and beautiful outwardly. His goodness is innate. Hence, the phrase “the good shepherd” refers to Jesus fundamental goodness, His righteousness, and His beauty. The good shepherd of the sheep, who protects, guides, comforts and encourages His flock.

During Jesus day, the sheep were entirely defenseless and completely dependent upon the shepherd. Sheep were constantly in danger from mudslides, waterfalls, robbers, wolves, snow, dust storms, and scorching sands. The sheep always needed the watchful eye of the shepherd. Even the shepherd was sometimes put in danger and occasionally gave his life to protect the sheep.

Similarly, Jesus gave His life on the cross as “the Good Shepherd” to protect us and give us abundant life. He saved us from destruction. Because of His willing sacrifice, the Lord made salvation possible for all who call on His name.

God Bless… I am Wiley’s Granddaughter.