My new necklace has a small mustard seed inside a heart. I used to wear a cross to work, but I wanted something that would be different, and spark a conversation. Jesus told a parable about mustard seeds: The Parable of the Mustard Seed 30 Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? … More My new necklace
James 5:4 Indeed, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out: And the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. (Lord of hosts) The wages cry out. The next sentence says that the reapers, the ones doing the work also … More Does Money Cry?
We know that Noah built and ark, filled it with his family and lots of smelly animals. How much of this do we take on the “tradition” of what we are taught instead of looking at what it really says? I noticed something today that I never noticed before. 11 In the six hundredth year of … More Noah’s Ark: It wasn’t just about the rain
“He spit on the ground and made clay from the spittle and He placed this clay upon his eyes.” What?! Here’s the story from the book of John 9:6-7 when Jesus encounters a blind man: 6 After saying this, Jesus spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. … More How would you like spit in your eye? #miracles
Firmament, having the word “firm” in it, sounds to me like “land”. So In Genesis 1:6, when it says: 6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were … More What the heck is firmament anyway? #Bible
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 God tells us many times to diligently seek Him. This brings to my mind pictures of a student, overwhelmed carrying a pile of books. Sweat trickles from their brow. … More DILIGENTLY #Gently
As you, my readers know, I tend to keep my blogs brief. A quick thought, something that happened, or something the Lord showed me. Today’s blog is a little more involved because, well, I have the time, and most of you do too. So here goes. I started reading in the book of Daniel about … More God’s Wheelchair
Vashti the Queen had disobeyed the King for the last time. He decided she would no longer be queen and he would replace her. So we learn about Esther who is following her cousin Modecai’s plan to ascend to the Queen’s position. Chapter 2 After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus subsided, … More Another look at Esther
I’m sure you know my older brother, Peter. He is kind of impulsive, and speaks before thinking. He’s also braver than I am. He even tried to walk on water; more about that later. Let me start at the beginning. One day Peter and I were fishing in the Sea of Galilee. We heard a … More I’m the quieter brother. My name is Andrew. #wednesdaywisdom
After Jesus was crucified and died, Joseph of Arimathea, [being disciples of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews] asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. So he came and took the body of Jesus . (John 19:38) Wait a minute! Joseph of Arimathea would have had to go to … More They knew it was temporary
Jezebel calls herself a prophet. She speaks of the evil that she wants to come to pass. By her words she misleads people to the wrong path. … More Esther vs. Jezebel #strongwomen #fightlikeagirl
These past few weeks have been a new adventure in hitting bottom and finding there at the bottom that there’s no floor. It just keeps swirling downward in chaos. It will of course, be great inspiration for my character, George Hardgrove in my work in progress, Scraps of Paper. He’s going to have some times … More God are you there? #EvenInTheDarkness
The man sat at the pool waiting for someone to help him get into the water. There was a barricade to his healing–he couldn’t get into the water fast enough by himself. When the angel stirred the water, someone else got there first. They got their healing because they were faster. He didn’t get his … More Sitting by the pool #pool
I often make the same mistake. … More This guy made a bad mistake.
I hate being micro-managed! … More They were watching Him closely
Sometimes we all want to stay in bed and hide. … More Going from staying in bed to being center of attention
Jesus was so mad at the Pharisees, that He healed someone in front of them. … More When Jesus gets angry
God gives Moses the Ten Commandments for the People. My comments and paraphrases are in bold type. 1 And God spake all these words, saying, I find it interesting that He Spoke and He Said. When things are there twice, there’s usually a good reason: to get your attention. 2 I am the LORD … More Exodus 20 The Arm Wrestling Continues – God speaks the Ten Commandments
The Arm Wrestling continues in Exodus Chapter 19. My comments in bold. 1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. They had been out of Egypt for three months, still wondering in the wilderness. … More Exodus 19 The Arm Wrestling Continues : Beginning of boundaries
In Ezekiel chapter 40, we find Ezekiel in a vision of God, where God brought him to the land of Israel and set him upon a very high mountain. He could see the frame of a city on the south. Ezekiel saw a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze (brass or copper … More What does the Bible say about an orange man?