Sojourners & Exiles

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 2 Timothy 2:4 We Christians are sojourners and exiles.  This is not where our ultimate allegiance lies!   David Van Drunen, Politics After Christendom We certainly aren’t lacking in opportunities to engage in political discourse these days.  From maskContinue reading “Sojourners & Exiles”

The Power In Us

…for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 How glorious would it have been to live when Jesus was physically here on Earth?  To sit at the Sermon on the Mount and hear His words directly from His mouth?  To be in a busyContinue reading “The Power In Us”

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”

Always With You

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  Isaiah 43:2 Early in our marriage my husband and I started a lifelongContinue reading “Always With You”

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”

The Blessing of Hope

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.  Romans 5:5 In February of 2020, my beloved mother in law got some disturbing news.  She possibly had uterine cancer.  We all started praying and hoping for negative tests.  But with each test,Continue reading “The Blessing of Hope”

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!”

Retire Our Gavels

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. Romans 14:10  A prayer to not be judgemental of others Holy God, we live in a world that judges us on a photo that gets scrolledContinue reading “Retire Our Gavels”

The Best For You

This is what the Lord says—    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:“I am the Lord your God,    who teaches you what is best for you,    who directs you in the way you should go.18 If only you had paid attention to my commands,    your peace would have been like a river,    your well-being like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:17-18 We’ve all probably heard it from our parents at one timeContinue reading “The Best For You”

Do You Do or Don’t Do?

A year ago I decided to take my weight gain seriously.  My middle-aged hormones were wreaking havoc on my body.  I had gained 35 pounds.  And I was two months away from my daughter’s wedding.  God wants us to take care of ourselves.  1 Corinthians 6 says, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?”  AndContinue reading “Do You Do or Don’t Do?”