Click any book cover to order now!
Entering Into Death’s Shadow Valley is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith’s journey through the horrific process of losing his life-partner, Melodee Joy. It is meant to help others who enter this treacherous and often perilous path.
These books will help guide your daily Bible reading with insights into each passage you read.
Hope Enabler is the real-life story of one Christian parent’s struggle with a runaway child and the hope that God enabled her to have during the darkest moments of that struggle.
Machu & Jack
(Order them now on Amazon!)
Tag Archives: kindness
Hope For Today #174 – Expansion Begins With a “Chance” Encounter!
Expansion in our lives often begins in ways we would never recognize! That is why HOW we treat people is so very important, no matter our personal circumstances. In this powerful message of HOPE, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Executive Director … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged arrested, attitude, Bible, curcumstances, delays, exanpansion, hope, imprisoned, jail, Joseph, kindness, plan, promotion, serve, service, serving Leave a comment
Hope For Today – Treating Others Generously!
Being nice to the people in our family can be a chore sometimes. Selfishness can get in and harsh words can be spoken. Relationships can be strained when we are not on our best behavior behind closed doors. I’m Dr. … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged attitude, barj, behavior, bitterness, choice, corrosive, foolishness, generous, generously, grumpy, harsh, hate, heart, home, kind, kindness, life, lives, mercy, mess, mood, nasty, negativity, nice, path, peace, relationships, selfishness, snap, sour, strain, traffic, unkindness, untreated Leave a comment
Turn-Around Tuesdays – When God Affirms Our Generous Choices!
“The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give … Continue reading
Turn-Around Tuesday – Responding to God’s Warnings!
“For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged abundant, action, attention, Bible, biblical, catastrophe, caution, change, children, command, covenant, danger, death, decision, destruction, discipler, drown, example, explain, friend, God, guide, heart, Holy Spirit, ignore, inattention, kindness, lead, life, Lord, love, mentor, Noah, pastor, pay attention, prompt, protect, reality, Savior, security, signs, strategic, trouble, warning, weep Leave a comment
Turn-Around Tuesday – Don’t Despair!
“Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged bad, bad choice, Cain, choice, compassion, cover-up, cry out to Jesus, decision, downplay, emotions, false sense of security, gloom, God, goodness, heat, hindsight, impetuousness, justice, kindness, life, love, mercy, mourn, punishment, reaction, reality, ruined lives, trouble, truth, vengeance Leave a comment
Turn-Around Tuesday – Living With The Consequences!
“And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged change, consequences, cursed, decreed, determined, direction, forgive, forgiveness, gain, grace, kindness, mercy, pain, raging, repentance, restoration, sin, throwing a temper tantrum, trouble, unpleasant, venting, yelling Leave a comment
Train Them Thursday – Grace For the Race!
“For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.” (John 1:16, NASB95) Grace upon grace. We all make mistakes. We all have bad days. We all get grumpy. So why is it that we are … Continue reading
Posted in Discipleship, Train Them Thursdays (discipleship) Tagged abound, amazing, athlete, Bible, change, critical, destruction, direction, disciple, discipleship, evil, faithfulness, friendship, gentleness, Gift, good, goodness, grace, grow, grumpy, heal, heart, help, Holy Spirit, hope, intolerant, Jesus, joy, judgmental, kindness, life, love, mistakes bad days, multiply, obstacles, overcomes, patience, peace, restore, self control, short-tempered, treasure, Word of God Leave a comment
Hope For Today – Emmanuel Brings Mercy, Goodness and Comfort!
Photo Credit: http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com We seem to put more faith in the joy our presents will bring than in God’s presence each holiday season. I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about the mercy, … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today Tagged anger, animosity, bustle, Christmas, comfort, encouragement, faith, generous, gifts, God, goodness, holiday, honest, hope, hosts, Hustle, impatient, Jerusalem, joy, kindness, Lord, loving, mercy, peace, presents, rude, season, selfishness, soul, understanding Leave a comment
Impacted By God’s Word
Some verses just make a bigger impact in my life than others. How about you? Sure they do! When this verse comes across my path each year in my Bible reading, it causes me to stop and evaluate some things. … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Reading, christian life, Leadership Blog, Will of God Tagged belief, Bible, blessing, compassion, direction, evaluate, experience, faith, favor, God, guidance, Jesus, kindness, life, wrath Leave a comment