While Jesus was carrying the cross, He fell. His flesh was weak after all the beatings. His humanity had limits. So does ours. That’s why we need God so desperately. I endured a difficult situation at work. It was a “toxic” work environment. Yelling, swearing, verbal abuse. I finally reached end of what I could … More Jesus fell
When I was in College studying computer science (it was called data processing back then), we were taught the KISS method: keep it simple, stupid. Sometimes the best answer is the simple one. No sense getting all complicated; it’s not impressing anyone. We try to figure out the answers and get all overwhelmed. Sometimes we … More Keep It Simple, Saint
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…
When I think of Joseph and his brothers, in my mind I lump them all together in their plan to harm him. But while re-reading the story this morning, I noticed that Reuben was not in on the plot. Most of the brothers were standing together in Dothan, feeding the flocks. When Joseph approached them, … More Reuben to the rescue
God has raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly realm in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:6 See yourself seated next to Jesus in the heavenly realm. From here, we have a different view of the world, our problems, and our families. We see the “big picture”. We are above our … More Everyone, come in and take your seat!
A man is walking on the train tracks, eating an ice cream cone, and listening to his ipod with his earbuds tucked deeply into his ears. I see that a train is coming towards him, but he can’t see it. The train blows its horn but he can’t hear it because of the earbuds. His … More Trouble on the Train Tracks – A modern day parable
“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!
Help, I’m choking! If something is stuck in my throat, but I can’t talk, I might be a rocket scientist, but if I can’t speak, what good is it? I can’t share my knowledge. With all the news from the Middle East lately, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed by everything going on. To hear … More I need a spiritual Heimlich maneuver
I saw this picture circulating around the interwebs.* I’ve seen lots of pictures of Jesus walking on the water over the years: pictures of Peter falling into the water, Jesus walking in the storm. This one got my attention because Jesus is wearing sandals. I let that sink in for a minute. We know that … More Jesus wore sandals.
“For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” – John 3:17 Related articles John 17:3 – Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, (church4u2.wordpress.com) Trust God To Save You!! (gospelbondservant.com)
Jesus said to him (Thomas), “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” — John 14:6 NKJV Related articles You Must Choose – and the Time Is Right Now! (lynleahz.com)
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. – James 1:27
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” —- Psalm 91: 1-2
Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 6:23
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”[a] 20 Where is the wise? Where is … More Wisdom
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New King James Version (NKJV) I’m working on this one too. I discovered that when I stop and thank God for everything, it does alleviate some grief! For example, when I … More Learning to rejoice
Some people have favorite numbers: Mine is 157. That is what I hope to weigh one day. Yes, it’s not super-thin, but I’m tall and of German descent, so I can handle it. And here’s a 1 -5-7 scripture memory verse: Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. — 1 Peter … More 157
I came across this pic today. They make it sound like narrow-minded is a bad thing. Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.” -Matt 7:13 Being narrow-minded is a good thing. Making sure … More I am happy to be NARROW MINDED
Last night, I heard a young man sing “Imagine”, the song made famous by John Lennon. The lyrics really gripped me as I understood what they really mean. Link to original lyrics: http://www.lyrics007.com/John%20Lennon%20Lyrics/Imagine%20Lyrics.html Oh, it sounds pretty….. BUT What if we really look at this in Spirit and Truth? Imagine there’s no heaven –- Why … More Imagine
I was reading the last few chapters of the book of Proverbs today. (Don’t you just love reading Proverbs 31 and going, oh yeah, that’s me, ah, that’s not me, that’s me, that’s not me….) Then I flipped some pages over and landed on Jeremiah 36. I hadn’t read it in a while. In this passage, The … More Where Jeremiah and “The Harbinger” Met This Morning