thoughts by Debbie West

Called to be What He Made

“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth — everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:6-7 I remember talking to one of my ministry leaders at church a few years ago about service. He explained to those of us who had volunteered for the worship team about his belief that we

Steadfast in a Fearful World

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 There are a lot of angry people out there these days. I see it all over the media. People are upset over perceived betrayal, injustice, and prejudice. I think some of the anger is justified. We are, after all, a world made up of imperfect people. But I have learned that anger

DAILY INSPIRATION devotional

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” Hebrews 13:15 When is praise to God a sacrifice? It is a sacrifice when I feel like complaining about my circumstances, but I choose to accept them. If I want to truly praise God, I must be content where He has placed me, trusting that He has