Time Well Spent

We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience  inherit what has been promised. Hebrews 6:12 If today’s verse sounds familiar, it should!  The King James’ version was our stepping off point for this new series – “That ye be not slothful…”  Remembering that the Greek word for slothful,Continue reading “Time Well Spent”

The Ripples of Pride

Lesson #10: Make Jesus the King of every aspect of your life, especially the parts you grasp tight control over. “The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, “Who can bring me down toContinue reading “The Ripples of Pride”

Wanted: God Expert

When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write  for himself on a scroll a copy  of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests.  It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God andContinue reading “Wanted: God Expert”

Always With Us

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;     I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 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 setContinue reading “Always With Us”

The Promise of Wisdom

Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears  of those who hear will listen. The fearful heart will know and understand,and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear. Isaiah 32:3-4 When I started going to church regularly about 20 years ago, I thought for sure I was theContinue reading “The Promise of Wisdom”

Grip The Promised Path

And a highway will be there;     it will be called the Way of Holiness;     it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it;     wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there,     nor any ravenous beast;     they will not be found there. But only the redeemed willContinue reading “Grip The Promised Path”

A Promised Foundation

The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high;     he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your times,     a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;     the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:5-6 I don’t know about you but I sure can use some stability this year.  AsContinue reading “A Promised Foundation”

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”

Amazed by Ordinary

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth “When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue,and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked.“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t hisContinue reading “Amazed by Ordinary”

A Helping Friend

When my youngest daughter and I started working on our relationship I prayed, a lot.  I prayed what to say the first summer she was home from college.  I prayed each time I visited her.  I asked God to put the right words in my mouth at the right time, with the right heart.  I prayed to have myContinue reading “A Helping Friend”