In John Chapter 2, we have the story of Jesus turning the water to wine at the Wedding at Cana. From Water to Wine (Message Translation) 2 1-3 Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running … More The Turning Water to Wine Story
Winter is always tough for me. I dislike being cold, obviously; it’s so much fuss to put on layers of clothes just to go to the mailbox or take Bailey outside. I try to keep myself busy of course. There’s always things to do, read, write, nap, watch movies (isn’t winter a great time to … More I fell into a deep depression…
This is a scripture that we memorized years ago. We were taught to take bad thoughts captive, cast them aside, and replace them with good thoughts. And that’s fine. But here’s a different viewpoint. Put on your positive glasses and then see what it says. God’s word says “By His stripes you were healed.” Now … More Positive Glasses #wednesdaywisdom
I had a friend whose pastor told her that Jesus does not rescue us. I disagree. It may not always be the rescue type that we had in mind. We may picture a different answer. We may think He should rescue us in a different way. But if we call to Him, His word says … More Does God rescue us?
Who needs Hollywood? We are all stars! In the shower today I was thinking of two different songs that talk about us as stars. The first one is by John Lennon: What he calls Karma, I call “the law of sowing and reaping”. “We all shine on, like the sun and the moon and the stars.” The … More We are STARS!
Sometimes we all want to stay in bed and hide. … More Going from staying in bed to being center of attention
Romans 8:31-39 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare His own Son but offered Him up for us all; how will He not also with Him grant us everything? Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is … More Do I still believe when the physical evidence is against me?
This time, though, Moses wrestles with the people of Israel, who still hold on to memories of what life used to be like in Egypt. 1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on … More Exodus 16. The Arm Wrestling Continues
He had a divine appointment with her at noon, so Jesus needed to go through Samaria on his way from Judea to Galilee to meet with her. Jesus arranged with his disciples ahead of time, “Meet me at Jacob’s well,” and they went into the city to buy food. Jesus sat down next … More Are you thirsty at noontime? #water Come to the Well
A cup of coffee, a little milk, and I’m ready to start reading. Sip. 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 … More Drinking a cup of #coffee with Ezekiel Day 2
We expect our prayers to be answered a certain way and we are upset when they are answered differently. Let’s take a look at John the Baptist. (This was not directly answer to prayer so much as an answer to a question.) For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him … More When the answer is not the one you wanted.
While reviewing the Full Armor of God, and the weapons of our warfare, I came across other scriptures that refer to fortresses–also known as strongholds. I know that the shield of faith “quenches all the fiery darts of the enemy.” But I always thought of it in present tense. Meaning I now have weapons to … More What about the Fortress that is already built in my head?
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12 The word “number” in that verse is translated “appoint” from the original Hebrew. That’s a much stronger meaning. Instead of “letting life happen” we are called to MAKE it happen. This is my newest notebook: It seems … More Appointing our days: “make it so”
I want to tear down all the prisons! A stronghold can either be a prison, or it can be a fortress. A prison is a place where one is held captive. A fortress is a place of safety and protection, usually high above ground, where you can watch for enemy attacks, and be ready to … More I want to tear down all the prisons!
It’s January, and that means beginning “Reading through the Bible in a Year.” I recently joined a group who started in Job, instead of Genesis, because that’s okay, I’ve read Genesis 30 times. Or have I? Did you ever have one of those moments while reading the Bible when a scripture seems to jump off … More Lot was saved from Sodom–BEFORE he was saved from Sodom!
I wrote this a few years ago in response to some Jehovah Witnesses who had showed up at my door. I thought it would be helpful to have all this information in one place. JESUS IS GOD. John 1:1-5 The Word Became Flesh 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, … More When Jehovah Witnesses knock on your door, tell them the truth. Jesus is God.
Kinda sounds like a new band, doesn’t it? I was wondering why the Bible is so specific in telling us that Jairus’s daughter was 12 years old. Why would it matter? The good news was that she was healed, raised from the dead. But it would be just as good if she had been 2, … More Jairus and the Twelves
After the big flood, Noah’s ark rested on the moutains of Ararat. Noah sent out a dove several times to determine if the waters had abated. I’m guessing Noah, Mrs. Noah and family were looking forward to leaving the ark asap. (Yes, I’m sure they were glad that they didn’t perish, but how long can … More Noah’s Raven
“There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.” –Aramaic Bible in Plain English John 15:13 Keith Green died at the age of 28. He was a Jewish believer in Jesus. His music lives on!