Posts by Kellie Walker

Posts by Kellie Walker

Turn To God

What do you do in times of trouble? Who do you call on when you need strength? Life can be hard. Parenting is hard. Things can get complicated. Is it easier to try to go at it alone? Just a few weeks ago, I emphasized the importance of community. Reaching out to others is important, but calling out to God should be our first response in times of need.  Psalm 46:1-3 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a helper…

Whiter Than Snow

What a week! We haven’t had snow like that here in our area in quite a while. It doesn’t matter if you like the cold and snow or not, you must admit that fresh snow is beautiful. I love waking up to the yard and street being covered with snow, especially before anyone has walked or driven on it.  The fresh white snow always reminds me of Psalm 51:7 where David writes, “Purify me with hyssop, and I will be…

Love God And Love Others

Jesus tells us in Mark 12:30-31, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is, Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.” Love God and love others. The end. Sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it is not always easy. God loves us and wants our love in return. He wants to spend time with us. On good…

We Need Community

com·mu·ni·ty: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Who is in your community? Who has God put around you to go through life with? There are so many ups and downs in life, that it is easy to get discouraged, especially if you are trying to go about it alone. What about parenting? Are you trying to do that alone also? Are you trying to carry your burdens alone? Galatians 6:2 says,…

One Of Your Most Important Mission Fields

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 gives us, as Christian parents, our job description, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Parenting can be hard.  The hours are long and…

Now Is The Time

How is 2021 going for you so far? Here we are four weeks in already. Is it going how you planned? For me personally, it is not. My family had a wedding planned for earlier in the month that had to be postponed. Everything that we had planned has been turned upside down. At first, I thought it would be a stressful time, but then I realized that God was not surprised by any of this. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A person’s…

Show Them We Are Christians By Our Love

Raise your hand if you thought 2021 would magically make all right in the world. Wishful thinking if we thought a flip of the calendar would make all our worries go away. There is still so much uncertainty and unknown swirling around us. It seems it is not too different than it was back in the days when Noah lived. Genesis 6:5-6 says, “When the Lord saw that human wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every inclination of the human…

We Just Need Jesus

New year, new me! Isn’t that what we hear so often each January? I have said that, failed that and laughed at that many times. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” We don’t need a new year to make changes in our lives, we just need Jesus. After going through this past year, we have no idea what this new…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! May God bless you and your family in 2021. Here are a few thoughts as we head into a new year. Help those around you. Attend church, in person or online. Put your phone down. Pray every day. Yield to the Holy Spirit. Never give up. Experience life with the people God has put around you. Worship our Lord. Yell less and use kind words. Express love to those near and far. Ask for help when needed.…

Better Together

“For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus. The new year is in sight. It’s almost time to flip that last page on the calendar. Before you say your goodbyes to 2020, I want to encourage you to look back on the past twelve months.…

Jesus Is For Everyone

Can you believe that Christmas is next week? There has been so much change and uncertainty this year, but Jesus has been here the whole time. Jesus is still the reason for the season. Jesus’ birth is still worthy of being celebrated and celebrated by all. We read in Luke 2:10-12, “In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.  Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and…

What Is God Calling You To Do This Christmas?

This week’s lesson teaches our preschoolers about God sending the angel who told Mary and Joseph about the impending birth of Jesus. Boy did that news change their lives. Can you imagine hearing news like that? That news was life-changing, not just for Mary and Joseph, but for all of us. That baby born so long ago came to save the world.  This news was enough to cause fear in both Mary and Joseph. God was calling them to something…