A pandemic is the perfect backdrop for Holy Week. The first Holy Week followed a series of horrific plagues and began with God’s people fleeing in haste. On this Holy Week of 2020, let’s join Jesus at some of the pivotal moments of His week. Often in those passages, we see the burden on Jesus’Continue reading “Holy Week 2020: Light in the Darkness of COVID-19”
We looked at the quality of faithfulness in our study of Christian Character. Today, though, I want to share the story of a faithful saint God blessed our lives with. This saint exuded the characteristic of faithfulness. Miss Marilyn Davis. Sixty-nine years of teaching Sunday School is a pretty solid example of faithfulness. Yet, itContinue reading “A Life of Faithfulness”
Studying the Scriptures is my joy! Fixing my eyes on Christ as the Word reveals Him has been the cleansing and nourishment of my life for over two decades. You are invited to dig more deeply into the Names of God with this 26-week devotional. Fixing Our Eyes on God is designed to help youContinue reading “Fixing Our Eyes on God”
If I believed in the ‘exacto-knife’ approach to reading the Word of God, this verse would have been eliminated years ago. But the gate to life is very narrow. The road that leads there is so hard to follow that only a few people find it. Matthew 7:14 I wear the proverbial ‘rose-colored’ glasses wheneverContinue reading “Can we use an Exacto Knife on the Bible?”
“Does it hurt to become real?…Does it happen all at once?” asked the Velveteen Rabbit.
“Sometimes it hurts and it takes a long time to become real. But when you are really real, you don’t mind if it hurts,” the wise ‘skin’ horse.
Another concept name to feast upon today…In speaking of the Kingdom of Heaven–the dwelling place of our Savior and the Father, He (Jesus) said, Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. MatthewContinue reading “Seeking God as a Treasure”
Redeemer. Miriam Webster defines redeemer as ” a person who brings goodness, honor, etc., to something again…” God who does things greater than we can imagine is surely One who brings goodness. There is no limit to the ways Jesus Christ redeems…promised in Genesis we individually have the privilege to receive the Promise and walk theContinue reading “My Redeemer Lives!”
A word picture most of have heard of: Jesus is the Lion and the Lamb. Check out this beautiful insight from John Piper as you mull on this truth today. “Remove the lop-sided and distorted images of your Son that weaken our worship and lame our obedience. May the power of the Lion and theContinue reading “Glory Glimpse: The Lion and the Lamb”
My heart aches to understand that there are those who seldom enjoy time with God; those who feel puzzled when others speak of ‘feeling His touch’ or ‘hearing His voice.’ God is a personal God, desperately desiring to connect with us. My greatest sadness is not for those who reject God but for those strivingContinue reading “Finding your way into the presence of God”
Do you ever feel like life is flat…that you are nothing special? You couldn’t be more wrong!