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December 25, 2021

A Prayer for Christmas Christ, just like little children who never tire of hearing how Santa will come to leave their gifts under the tree, I never tire of hearing and revisiting the story of Christmas. Beginning with the angel Gabriel’s visit to the virgin Mary, informing her how God […]

November 12, 2021

From His Throne In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1) What an awesome peek at God and into heaven God gave the prophet on that day! This […]

October 22, 2021

A Place to Go when we’re Weary If, you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me…This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light. (Matthew […]

October 11, 2021

Advancing to the Next Round More than that we rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame. (Romans 5:3-5, ESV) Our son in law was waiting to see if he had advanced to the […]

September 25, 2021

Bearing Your Cross Take up your cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23, NLT) At the end of Jesus’ earthly life we see or read about him carrying that big, heavy, ugly, wooden cross through the streets—physically exhausted, beaten, weary, and humiliated—still, forced to carry it to the place where […]

September 4, 2021

Giving Cheerfully You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. (2 Corinthians 9:7, NLT) Let’s face it in these days and times especially, there are so many worthy causes that […]

August 30, 2021

Shalom Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. (John 14:27, ESV) Oftentimes we can focus on and desire one aspect of peace: that much needed inner peace that helps us be and remain calm under any circumstance. But inner peace is only one aspect or component […]

August 23,2021

Judgment and Generosity “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” (Matthew 7:2, NASB) I love working picture puzzles. They are good for strengthening us cognitively and helping us pay attention to detail. I have a […]

August 7,2021

Be Encouraged: You have a heart like God’s! “We love each other because he first loved us.” (I John 4:19, NLT) This is one of those passages in the Bible that reads about the same no matter what translation of the Bible you are reading. Out of the overflow of […]

August 6, 2021

Be Encouraged: God is making sure every detail of our lives will work together to cause good to come out of it. “So we know that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good, for we are his lovers wh9o have been called to fulfill his designed […]