Posts From Sony Elise

Sony Elise

Sony has been an avid southern gospel fan since she first heard The Happy Goodman Family on a cassette in the mid-1980s. She is the co-founder of Family Renewal and the owner of Sony Elise Editing Services.

Thankful for God’s Mercy

In reading through Exodus, I am struck by God’s mercy–even to Egyptians who had no regard for Him whatsoever. Emphasis is often placed on the plagues that God sent their

Thankful for Memories

When people list what they’re thankful for, the most common responses among Christians are God, salvation, and family, and I would affirm that I am thankful for those things. But

Overcoming Fear

In reading through Genesis for the umpteenth time in my life, I slowed down to better focus on the Patriarchs of the faith. Abraham is the one that many look

Are You a Hypocrite?

The biggest reason people give for not attending church is that it is filled with hypocrites, but I wonder what they mean by that. Sure, there are people who live

Sin Is Not in the Struggle

I write a lot on forgiveness, not because it’s easy but because it is necessary. This week, God showed me someone else I need to forgive, but I confess that

Creation Declares God’s Glory

As I write this, I am in North Carolina looking across the ripples of Lake Hickory while I wait for my sister to get ready so that we can take

Surrender Your Weakness to the Lord

As the congregation sang, “I’m not afraid to show You my weakness,” I paused. That is not a line that I can honestly sing. Although God sees my weaknesses more

Testify of His Mercy

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.” ~1 Chronicles 16:34 I am 3/4 of the way through a business trip with my

Do You Have a Biblical Worldview?

I am amazed at how often I hear statements from professing Christians that are based on modern thought and not on the Bible. I’m not talking about different interpretations of

He’s Still Alive

If you knew Him like I know HimYou would know that He’s aliveIf you felt Him like I feel HimResurrection deep insideYou’d know He’s living, and death has died! If

Press On Anyway

My mom passed away in January. A friend’s dad died the next day. In the last couple of weeks, I met some young ladies who lost their mom the same

Two Are Better Than One

“Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.But woe to him who is alone when