Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Mark 10:14-15 I recently ran across some amazing things that children between the ages of 4-8 have said about LoveContinue reading “Children and the Kingdom of God”
God seems to be repeating to me the lesson, “It’s never too late.” I wonder what He intends me to learn from this? LESSON #1: Recently the story of Jesus’ crucifixion became prominent around Resurrection Day. I focused on His words, ““Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (LukeContinue reading “Never Too Late”
I gave birth to my daughter at home. Not by accident, but on purpose. I regarded birth as a natural event, not a medical one. I wanted it to be a sacred family moment, not a medical event – the welcoming of a new human being into the world. Probably one of the most meaningfulContinue reading “Being With God”
Over the past few weeks I’ve had to call on the Holy Spirit frequently to help me keep it together through stressful situations at work and at home. He has not failed me. When I stop ahead of time to pray for His help He does come through … many many times over. I amContinue reading “He Hasn’t Failed Me”
Hester Ford, who, according to the Associated Press, “grew up picking cotton, got married at 14, and went on to become the oldest living American,” went home to be with God today. She passed away peacefully in her own home in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she and her husband had bought in 1960. She wasContinue reading “Hester Ford”
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 How often do we spend time wishing that someoneContinue reading “Varieties of Gifts”
When I was a teacher there was much discussion about how to teach controversial topics. Many teachers question how they can teach things they don’t believe. Some teachers wonder if it is a sin to pretend to be neutral about issues on which they personally are not neutral. For example, abortion. If one believes thatContinue reading “Teach the Debate”
Never, ever, ever underestimate the power of prayer. There are some issues in my family that I’ve been praying about for a long time but that continue to be a struggle. So at my church you can fill out a little prayer card asking the prayer team to pray for you. I did this forContinue reading “The Power of Prayer”
I had a spiritually transformative experience during Holy Week. It has reoriented a lot of things in my life. One of the things I came to see is that God gave me a gift of verbal-ness but I have been misusing it. Instead of using it to serve Him, I often use it to distanceContinue reading “Spiritual Journey”
He is risen! Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead 1 Peter 1:3 This is my first year as a Christian on Resurrection Sunday. Here in the USContinue reading “Resurrection Day”
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