From Why? to What?

Lessons from Cherith He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Luke 24:38 During the time in my own land of Cherith, a place where I was separated from my home, my regular way of life and exposed to great sadness, I so needed to rely on theContinue reading “From Why? to What?”

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”

Fiery Trials

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 4:12 There’s a famous line in the movie Animal House, “Thank you, Sir!  May I have another!” which the college students must say as they receive a paddling inContinue reading “Fiery Trials”

Salvation

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 It seems there’s a lot of talk these days about “end times.”  Since the world received the words of Christ about eternal salvation and His return, people of all centuries have determined “this is it.”  And although IContinue reading “Salvation”

The God Spark

So God created mankind in his own image in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Recently, an archeological site in Jordan was determined to be the site of the ancient city of Sodom – destroyed by a meteor of fire.  That fact is now added to the 1000s upon 1000s of textsContinue reading “The God Spark”

The Great I Am

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”  Exodus 3:14 This week I’ve been reading a lot about going ahead of God.  Thinking I know the right way, the right answer, and moving forward on that path without first seeking God.  IContinue reading “The Great I Am”

Our Elegant World

The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Genesis 2:9 Some time ago I set about trying to change myself completely.  I told my friendsContinue reading “Our Elegant World”

The Everlasting God

Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” Revelation 4:8 I don’t know about you but as a “baby Christian” I would go entire days if not weeks without thinking about God.  Without making any decision based on what God wanted ofContinue reading “The Everlasting God”

He Knows My Name

I will not forget you!  See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;  Isaiah 49:15-16 The other day my Bible study girls (or BSGs as I like to call them) were once again talking about praise versus thanksgiving.  I had already been pondering over my praise life when we started talking about how we so oftenContinue reading “He Knows My Name”

Retire From Self Care

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 “I believe Jesus died to deliver ourselves from ourselves.  How many of us are just fed up being ourselves all the time?” Joyce Meyer The darkness, fury and despair of the young woman sitting next to me grew with each passing minute.  We wereContinue reading “Retire From Self Care”