Innovation & Creativity

…and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. Exodus 31:3-5 As I sit here writing thisContinue reading “Innovation & Creativity”

Music

Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:18-20 There’s no consensus in archeology as to when humans first startedContinue reading “Music”

Death to My Evil Twin

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Philippians 4:8 One of the most amazing gifts God has given us humans is our mind.   The brain weighs about 3 pounds and contains around 100 billion neurons—Continue reading “Death to My Evil Twin”

His Next Chapter

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10 I was asked recently in a Bible study to list all the religious and “good works”  activities I do.  This included serving my family and friends.  After making the list we were then to write who we doContinue reading “His Next Chapter”

Step 2: Humble Servant

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” John 21:15 Since the resurrection of Jesus, Christians seem to have been in an interesting battle.  The concept of how we are saved has led to many sermons, books, and even paper nailed to church doors.  The prevailing answer in the modern church age is, of course, that we are saved byContinue reading “Step 2: Humble Servant”

First Love

But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. Hosea 12:6 I’ve mentioned before that I’m a “doer.”  In the Bible, Martha is my spirit animal.  I can so easily picture myself cooking and cleaning all day, getting ready for Jesus to come for dinner.  Then while He is at myContinue reading “First Love”

A Tiny Message #2

So, what do we do when a prominent member of our church or a Christian friend has fallen off  Jesus’ path?  First, let’s remember that every single person sitting in a church is actively sinning in one way or another.  As Christians, we acknowledge that Jesus didn’t come to save us so we can keep on sinning.  He cameContinue reading “A Tiny Message #2”

Tiny Yet Mighty

Throughout the Bible we are taught how the least becomes the most, the youngest becomes the greatest, and the weak become strong.  In my journey of studying the Bible I’ve flipped past seemingly insignificant books as I searched through the powerful messages of the Gospels and the insightful letters to the Corinthians and Ephesians.  And we allContinue reading “Tiny Yet Mighty”

Wonderfully Made

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 A prayer to love myself Heavenly Father, so many of my perceived short falls come from my poor sense of self-worth.  I look in the mirror sometimes andContinue reading “Wonderfully Made”

Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.  James 3:10 A prayer to avoid using coarse language Holy Father, it has become so easy for me to use your name in un-holy ways.  There was once a time that when angered or frustrated I would just sayContinue reading “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!”