New Beginnings

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Genesis 1:2 Before Christmas I was listening to an episode of White Horse Inn, a podcast by reformed theologians and pastors.  The episode, titled O’ Holy Night, focused on the beauty and glory of what happenedContinue reading “New Beginnings”

Jesus

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. Luke 1:35 Dear God, I wanted to write to you today and thank you for the amazing gift you gave me and all ofContinue reading “Jesus”

Celebrations

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  John 2:1-2 Today is my birthday!  I’m not embarrassed to say I have reached the ripe age of 57 because, to be honest, it’s with the grace of God I’ve made itContinue reading “Celebrations”

Peace

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 For many years I was in search mode with my faith.  I kept searching for something that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.  At first, I thought it was toContinue reading “Peace”

The Spirit of Christmas

“Turn to me and be saved,     all you ends of the earth;     for I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn,     my mouth has uttered in all integrity     a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow;     by me every tongue will swear. They will say ofContinue reading “The Spirit of Christmas”

He Will Provide

Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me;hear, that your soul may live;and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, Isaiah 55:2-3 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believesContinue reading “He Will Provide”

A Rescue From Fear

Do Not Fear Easier said than done, right? If you have never been fear stricken with a perilous drive through a blizzard or holding a sick child with a fever of 104 or coming to the end of a bad week at work convinced that it will surely end with your firing, then you haveContinue reading “A Rescue From Fear”

The Addition of Peace

The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears     from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace     from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. Isaiah 25:8 As I write this, we are only a few weeks away from Christmas.  Around this time, we frequently see the phrase, “Peace on Earth!”  But like so many popularized snippets in the Bible theContinue reading “The Addition of Peace”