Broken, But A Perfect Work-In-Progress


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. — 1 John 1:8 (NKJV)

In this edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, we take an honest look at ourselves as Christ followers. It took Michelangelo years to paint the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel. It took centuries for the Great Wall of China to be built. And even though we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we remain works-in-progress — by no means perfect, but moving toward a time of perfection when we will be in the presence of God.

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Who Do I Serve? No, Mr. Gekko, Greed Is NOT Good


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. — Matthew 6:24 (NLT)

In this edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, we consider what the Bible says about greed, about the love of money, about the acquisition of stuff, about storing up treasures on Earth. Western culture has been conditioned to believe that “greed is good” and that simplicity and sacrifice are crazy. What if I had to walk away from the money and the stuff of this world to be faithful to God? Could I do it?

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Life’s Tough Stuff: A Chance For Humility


TODAY’S VERSE TO PONDER: Therefor, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NKJV)

In this edition of the HOPEFUL COTTAGE PODCAST, after a week of lofty highs and painful lows, this very personal and authentic reflection on the concept of humility before the Creator. He is the maker of the universe, and when we are struggling to understand loss and struggles and trials, it is vital to remember that in the tough stuff of life, God still has a perfect plan.