by Linda Darlene Gibson April 26th, 2020

James 1: 2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Galatians 6: 7-8 “Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their...

A Renewal of God's Spirit

by Linda Darlene Gibson March 23rd, 2020

 “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4: 11-12 For years, it has seemed our Nation has become so split in our beliefs. You could feel it among our families, our churches, our work places and even among our friends. A generation...


by Linda Darlene Gibson March 16th, 2020

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7   All my life, I was a person that lived in fear and anxiety over things that I allowed the enemy to defeat me. I was exhausted with the fear to the point it took me into a very dark time in my life. It was a time that I honestly felt there was no hope. My world was dim and gray, I saw...

Cry out to Jesus

by Linda Darlene Gibson December 17th, 2019

Just a short thought here... With the Christmas season approaching, it seems we all can be consumed or overwhelmed with getting things done especially with small children, the worry of not having the financial means; Or the overwhelming loss of loved ones. The first thing to remember, you are not alone! Sometimes Jesus seems so far away by not giving us comfort when we feel the worry, loneliness and...

Repeat Mode

by Linda Darlene Gibson January 20th, 2018

“You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me” Luke 22: 28-29 It is so easy to worship and give God all the praise and glory when things are going good in our lives, for me I can’t seem to quit smiling and thanking him for all he has done specifically during those times. I am sure most can agree with this,...

His Yoke is Light!

by Linda Darlene Gibson September 14th, 2017

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy...

This is just Me!

by Linda Darlene Gibson August 11th, 2017

     Today I do not have a scripture to share as this is going to be a very personal blog post unlike all my others, so I hope any that read this do not mind. Today, God has placed me in a new job as a HR Manager in a completely different state away from all I have ever known. It has always been my heart’s desire from my youth to 'help people'. After working in housing for...

When the time is right!

by Linda Darlene Gibson July 28th, 2017

“But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God” Ruth 1: 16       Just to give a short summary of the book of Ruth, it is such a beautiful story of Love and Devotion from a widow woman, by the name of Ruth to her beloved...

A Discerning Heart!

by Linda Darlene Gibson June 29th, 2017

A Discerning Heart from FAAD on Vimeo. “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let Love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with...

The Pit

by Linda Darlene Gibson June 15th, 2017

The Pit from FAAD on Vimeo. “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up”. James 4:10      Often times in my life as many of us have, we go through some really tough times. During these times, I call it ‘the pit’. God does allow for each of us to go through these trying times either to help us or to help him. I am the type of person that...

Rejoice Always

by Linda Darlene Gibson June 2nd, 2017

Rejoice Always from FAAD on Vimeo. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18      In my bible there is an Introduction to each of the books and in 1 Thessalonians it gives a brief summary that Paul (the writer of this book) praises the Thessalonians for being...

He Has Victory!

by Linda Darlene Gibson May 11th, 2017

He Has Victory! from FAAD on Vimeo. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:58       Often times in my life I have been so frustrated and overwhelmed that I have forgotten to pray. When I would pray it was with empty words. Prayer is our direct source to our Father in Heaven and yes he does hear every one...

Let's Take Heart!

by Linda Darlene Gibson May 3rd, 2017

Let's Take Heart! from FAAD on Vimeo. Let’s Take Heart! “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33       In today’s hectic world, we can all easily become overwhelmed with work, school or just everyday family life. We try to get so...

Why do you believe?

by Linda Darlene Gibson April 21st, 2017

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28        There was a time during a very philosophical conversation with an individual that does not profess to be a Christian asked me the question why do I believe in God? I immediately responded because I know God loves me...

The Bubble Fear!

by Linda Darlene Gibson April 19th, 2017

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 In looking back on my life, extreme fear was a natural emotion from childhood to well into adulthood. Needless to say, it was not a feeling I neither liked then nor now. Though my fears now are at a minimum and I can honestly say I think I am as any average individual...

Maybe Today

by Linda Darlene Gibson April 4th, 2017

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.” Psalm 130: 5-8      As I get up each...

He deserves more!

by Linda Darlene Gibson March 11th, 2017

“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 28: 30       Scripture teaches us that Jesus was crucified, Webster’s define crucified as being ‘put to death by nailing or binding the hands and feet to a cross or to treat with gross injustice; persecute; torment; torture’....

It's Never too Late!

by Linda Darlene Gibson December 4th, 2016

“Even Now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.” Joel 2: 12-13       In my life, there are things I can honestly...

The Comfort Zone

by Linda Darlene Gibson November 14th, 2016

     “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12: 1      When I think of Abram whom later was called Abraham by God (Genesis 17: 4); he was just a man whom God asked to do many things out of his ‘comfort zone’ so I believe he had to...

His Plans

by Linda Darlene Gibson October 25th, 2016

      “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11      This year has been such an emotional year for me, late last year I began to experience some severe pain in my lower back and abdominal area. After going through many...

The Temper-Tantrum

by Linda Darlene Gibson July 26th, 2016

“For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17       There are times in my life I have struggled to understand the path God has placed me on and today is not any different. There have been times I wanted to just throw my hands up and shout to God, “I’m done”, there are times I just as well...

Straddling the Fence

by Linda Darlene Gibson June 5th, 2016

“Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.” 1 Kings 18:20       When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have to truly Trust him in all the decisions in our lives because he doesn’t just want part of...

For we are tempted...

by Linda Darlene Gibson June 1st, 2016

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10: 13       There have been many times in my life I have been tempted in a variety of ways. Some I will admit I resisted...

The best laid plans....

by Linda Darlene Gibson May 9th, 2016

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future.” Jeremiah 29: 11      Have you ever heard the saying ‘the best laid plans of mice and man often go astray’? It is actually a very profound statement I never put a lot of thought into before. As a child, I often...

Hope among the Mountains of Virginia

by Linda Darlene Gibson March 26th, 2016

     “Resist him (the devil), standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever...

A Time for Everything

by Linda Darlene Gibson March 3rd, 2016

     “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace...

HE has your back!

by Linda Darlene Gibson March 2nd, 2016

  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Proverbs 3: 5-8       According to Merriam-Webster, Trust is defined as the ‘belief...

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