Cheryl Braden

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 The beauty of light brings the feeling of life.  At times the night tends to creep into […]


“If you don’t see the greatness of God, then all things that money can buy become very exciting. If you can’t see the sun, you’ll be impressed by the street light. If you’ve never felt thunder and lightning, you’ll be impressed with fireworks. And if you turn your back on […]


Jesus was exhausted.  A day spent battling the Pharisees and the never ending needs of the people, left His heart wondering if the people really understood His message.  Could they see the eternal picture or were they just hungry to have their earthly desires met? As Jesus settled at Jacob’s […]


“The God who give life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.” Romans 4:17 The enemy of our souls wants to kill and destroy.  God, on the other hand, wants to bring abundant life. As I read this passage, I ponder the things in my life […]


            Rest is the first part of the word restore.  In order to restore our lives, hearts and soul, we must find rest in God so that he may RESTore us. “And we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” -John […]


“I tell you the truth.  Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” -John 14:12 Two key words are in this passage…Faith and Things.   Faith in Hebrews 11:1 is […]


“I said to you, ‘Live!’  I made you grow like a plant of the field.  You grew up and developed and became the most beautiful of jewels.”  -Ezekiel 16:6,7 “… because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign Lord.” – Ezekiel 16:14 True beauty […]


  “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”   -John 11:44b Grave clothes…death. The end. Sadness and hopelessness. Grave clothes represent the end of life as we know it.  As Lazarus laid tightly wound in his grave clothes that told his loved ones it was over, those around […]


“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to FINISH his work.”  John 4:34   “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’  With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”  John 19:30 Jesus knew his mission […]


For someone reason you are here…right now…in the place you are reading this…in this century…in this dispensation…for a reason. And this reason is far beyond living for self.  It’s a reason beyond your wildest imagination or your craziest dream. IF…. you choose to dig deep and see the plan God […]


For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.  I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.  […]


“What you face today is not new; it’s just your turn.  Beginning with the biblical record, you can read the long and resplendent record of people who loved God more than their own lives and so waged a war of love against all things that destroy body and soul.” -John […]