Motives are weighed by the Lord

Hi everyone. Happy new year! After a short post-Christmas break, the “Up!” daily devotional is back and looking forward to a good and God-honouring 2020. At this time of year a lot of people make “resolutions.” They resolve to do something better or differently. According to, some of the most popular resolutions have to do … Continue reading Motives are weighed by the Lord

How to memorize a Bible passage [with Video]

I’ve talked before about memorizing Bible verses as a way to grow spiritually. But I realize some people find it difficult. So I did a short video with some tips. [Click the link below to watch.] Here’s a summary. 1. Pick a passage For this example, let’s choose 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is God-breathed … Continue reading How to memorize a Bible passage [with Video]

The distance you’ve already come

Yesterday I talked about the fruit of the Spirit that Paul lists in Galatians 5:22-23 (CSB): “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” As a follower of Jesus, these traits will start to grow in your life. If you’re like me, you’ve probably looked at that list and scratched your head in … Continue reading The distance you’ve already come

Dealing with frustration

It’s easy to get frustrated. That’s why having a different attitude toward your frustrations can make them… well, less frustrating. So what is this “better approach”? Frustrations aren’t always final. They might just be calling your attention to something that needs to change. For example: -If you’re continually frustrated that there aren’t enough hours in the … Continue reading Dealing with frustration