Author: Arwen McGilvra

I love you, I love you, I love you. – God

An Everlasting Love

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” -  Jeremiah 31:3 (NLT) Do you remember the everlasting gobstopper? In the children's novel Willy Wonka it’s a candy that can never be finished, and never even...

Read More
Is your heart heavy? I'm here. – God

Bring Me Your Burdens

For the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer. - Psalm 6:8-9 (NLT) Some people think I am a distant God, cold and uncaring. They trudge through life angry and disgusted with the state of the...

Read More
Love your neighbor. – God

Only Love Can Change the World

Changing the world… everyone seems to have their own idea about how it should be done. From politicians to TV personalities to the lady down the block. While everyone is campaigning for change why doesn’t it seem that real change is being made? The world tries...

Read More
Are You In Need of Help?

Are You In Need of Help?

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. —Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV) Unforeseen circumstances – the car accident, the breakdown, the bounced check, the diagnosis, the call from the...

Read More
I Forgive. Just Ask. – God

About Forgiveness

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  - 1 John 1:9 (NIV) You don’t have to live too long to get wounded—a bully pushing you around, a parent’s sharp word, a...

Read More
My love is unconditional.

Unconditional Offer

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8 (NIV) “You’re Pre-Approved!” Have you received a credit card or mortgage letter with those words? Advertisers use them as a hook, an angle, a...

Read More
Do you know your true worth?

Your True Worth

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. —Psalm 139:13 (NIV) Some people have forgotten that they have true worth. They measure success, riches, and outward appearances as if those things can contribute to a person’s meaningfulness. They have missed...

Read More
I am bigger than the storm. – God

Who Do You Turn To?

From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. - Psalm 61:2 (NASB) When a storm sweeps into your life how do you react? When the need is great who...

Read More