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”

Mercy

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:22 I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life.  Mistakes that have hurt my husband, my children, others I love, friends, strangers and even myself.  My sins pile up each day, the cessation of which I seem wholly unable to accomplish.  And I’m notContinue reading “Mercy”

Contend for the Faith

Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richlyContinue reading “Contend for the Faith”

Laying By The Pool

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”  At once, the man was cured. John 5:8 “Lord Jesus, I offer myself for Your people.  In any way.  Any place.  Any time.” Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place I was reading recently about what it meant that Jesus called Himself a humble servant of God.  ToContinue reading “Laying By The Pool”

Awaken

So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake  and sober.   1 Thessalonians 5:6 I just finished a study on the book of Numbers.  It finds Israel wandering about the desert grumbling, complaining and disobeying God at every turn.  And God gives mercy over and over at Moses’ pleading.  Until He doesn’t.  There’sContinue reading “Awaken”

Our Brother’s Keeper

Life Lesson #14: Your gift of salvation is not a private affair.  We are to be our brother’s keeper. Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire;  to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 1:22-23 When I first started going to church, IContinue reading “Our Brother’s Keeper”

Vessels of Good News

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but willContinue reading “Vessels of Good News”

Justice Will Be Done

Zion shall be redeemed by justice,     and those in her who repent, by righteousness. But rebels and sinners shall be broken together,     and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. Isaiah 1:27-28 My husband and I love vacationing in Kauai.  Our favorite activity is exploring hidden beaches.  When people think of Hawaii, they might picture long sandy beachesContinue reading “Justice Will Be Done”

Historical Perspective

I’ve heard a lot of media types say this year is one of the most difficult “of all time.” As humans we tend to look at history from our own timeframe. When we do that it negates all the trials and tribulations so many before us have endured..As Christians we need to grasp hold ofContinue reading “Historical Perspective”

Words Matter

It would be kind to say I don’t have the best relationship with my parents.  It would be honest to say I don’t really have a relationship with them at all.  What I have is sort of a truce.  Not really with them, but with myself.  When I finally figured out they didn’t really want a loving relationship, IContinue reading “Words Matter”