Closer Than A Brother

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”  Hebrews 13:6 There’s been a number of times in my life when I felt all alone.  In high school the neighbor girl who I had been friends with since I was in fourth gradeContinue reading “Closer Than A Brother”

A Tiny Message #10

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ MatthewContinue reading “A Tiny Message #10”

Truth + Love

Life Lesson # 6: Truth and love must go hand in hand in our lives If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. 2 John 10-11 Throughout the text in these five smallest books inContinue reading “Truth + Love”

A Tiny Message #3

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27 Do you ever feel a bit foolish standing up for what you think is right? Do you ever think “who am I to speak against what someone more powerfulContinue reading “A Tiny Message #3”

One Truth

Life Lesson #4: Know the truth of God’s Word Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 9 We hear a lot of “my truth,” “your truth” these days.  What that really meansContinue reading “One Truth”

A Mirror for Jesus

Lesson 3: Imitate good, not evil Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.   Anyone who does what is good is from God. 3 John 11 Occasionally in our lives we are asked to state who we consider to be our “hero or who we most admire.”  According to the annual UnitedContinue reading “A Mirror for Jesus”

Mighty Growth

A few weeks ago, I told my husband the following: “I can’t wait to get back to the way things were before the pandemic.”  And then I stopped.  I realized that wasn’t really true.  My good friend and I were having lunch this week and I shared this moment with her.  I went on to explain that yes, there’sContinue reading “Mighty Growth”

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 True Story of God With Us

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 At the time that Isaiah spoke this prophecy the nation of Judah was under a large threat from Assyria.  Alliances were being pressured and formed.  King Ahaz of Judah refused to align himself withContinue reading “The True Story of God With Us”

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”