Entries by Kelley Latta

The Dangers of Blind Faith

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.  1 John 3:1a Recently, my pastor preached a sermon around our opening Scripture. His message challenged us to reacquaint ourselves with the Father’s love. I wonder if some of us are still […]

Love Bears All Things

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 We all long for love, and we think we understand it. We’ve felt its pull binding our hearts to another and think we know. We […]

Save Now, Jesus!

And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”Mark 11:9-10 We come alive in pivotal moments. Our souls sense the rise of a changing tide and are quick to […]

God is Doing a New Thing!

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NIV Hello, dear one. It’s been five months since I last opened the Scriptures with you. I can hardly believe that time has flown so quickly! I’ve missed […]

When God Says Rest

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Hebrews 4:9-10 Two years ago, after a women’s conference at my home church, I had the opportunity to share a word of encouragement with the speaker. […]

When Praying for Something Costs You

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 I. Love. Cheese. Passionately. Cheddar. Asiago. Parmesan. I’ve always lived by the mantra that cheese makes everything better. Especially when melted. Until recently, that is. A surprise autoimmune diagnosis this summer after […]

The Danger of a Hard Heart

Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble. Proverbs 28:14 Sometimes life just gets hard. Particularly when you have to watch people you love suffer. We hurt when they hurt, and we don’t like it. So when people or circumstances inflict pain, our hearts get a […]

The Power to Live Your Calling

We need each other. As much as we may like to think we can handle things ourselves, scripture teaches that we need one another. God Himself declared His thoughts on the matter in Genesis 2:18 after forming Adam from the earth’s dust. Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should […]

Don’t Let Your Guard Down

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.” Matthew 13:24-25 Every year as spring begins its march toward summer, I prepare […]

When God Sends a Storm

God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend. Job 37:5 Monday morning, I awoke wondering whether the little island off Tampa Bay we’ve come to love had survived Irma’s vengeance. My parents fell in love with Anna Maria Island, FL about six years ago after stumbling upon it on […]