“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
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
We all have movies we like to watch again and again. The best movies are the ones where each time you watch the movie, you notice something new and different that adds to the overall idea. I think of The Terminator–in the beginning a truck runs over and smashes a toy truck. Foreshadowing of things … More The passion of the Christ #movie #passion
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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…
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
I took my coffee can filled with loose change to the bank Wednesday. The can tipped over in the car sending coins flying across the seat and between the seat and door. I scraped up as much as I could find. I put the coins into the coin machine at the bank which deposits the … More Coincidence?! I don’t think so. #shopping #bargains
..was under the covers in my bed late at night on an AM/FM radio with an ear plug. That’s right, earplug singular. In ye olden days we had only one earplug. Headphones existed, but they were too expensive. It was one of those FM stations that played new stuff, rather than just the top 40. … More The first time I heard #BohemianRhapsody
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
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?
Two days ago, I felt pretty good. I woke up at 5 am and kept going until the afternoon, when I had a quick nap. Yesterday I woke up to massive brain fog and the now familiar balance issues. Frustrating. I have many things I would like to write, but the brainfog stops me … More My day in the wilderness
Peace. What is true Peace? How do we obtain it? Did you know that Peace is a weapon? I found myself marking every page and writing in my notebook as I read The Weapon of Peace: Warfare Strategies from the Courts of Heaven by Reeni Mederos. What is illegal spiritual warfare, and how does it … More The best 4 bucks I ever spent
When Simon Peter first met Jesus, He told him to go out to the deep water and let down his nets to catch some fish. Peter replied, “Well we were out there all night and caught nothing, but because you say so, I’ll give it a try.” Peter caught so many fish that he had … More First impressions count
Although when I was in the midst of vomiting, I did say “Jesus please help me”, once I was stabilized and realized I was in for a journey, I fell back into my old routine, mistakes and all. This is how I did it. Fear. I let fear get ahold of me. What if … More The 10 steps I followed in my crisis, for better or worse
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?
Today, I would like to share some reminders from scripture: So I say with confidence; the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? — Hebrews 13:6 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find Grace to help in … More Seeking Help
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.