The God of Hope

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 When you hear people argue about God being a man-made construct I always wonder what they think about the concept of hope.  Hope, in general, is experienced by other animals in simplistic forms.  My dog hopes that a pieceContinue reading “The God of Hope”

Pessimist or Pollyanna?

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11 A prayer to live a joy-filled life. Gracious God your gifts and blessing to me cannot be counted.  And yet so often I turn to the negative parts in my life and place myContinue reading “Pessimist or Pollyanna?”

To Be Amazingly Singleminded

Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,Continue reading “To Be Amazingly Singleminded”