Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” “Everybody can beContinue reading “MLK Day Observance”
Good morning and praise God for this day He has made. I am still recovering from a serious illness. I’m doing well. My experience of the illness was that of God telling me to pay attention. In fact I very much experienced it as God telling me, “You thought you were paying attention, but youContinue reading “Update: Recovering”
Sometimes we have plans and God has other plans. Naturally God’s plans triumph. A week ago I was going along doing what I planned to be doing and God decided I needed a lesson about who is really in charge. So out of the Blue I suddenly found myself in the back of an ambulanceContinue reading “Sick”
Of course the perfect local church doesn’t exist. It’s because all local churches are made up of sinners … me, you, every single one of us. It’s an excellent and ever-present reminder that God doesn’t expect us to be perfect before He can use us to do His work here on earth. But I amContinue reading “The Perfect Church”
In Galatians, Paul testifies that perfect health or wellness isn’t necessary for God to use us in His plan. If it is part of God’s plan to heal us first and then use us, He can do that. But He doesn’t always. And not yet having been healed of various vexing infirmities is no indicationContinue reading “God Can Use You As You Are”
“Oh Lord! Why have You forsaken me?” … “My words trickle down from a need I have no intention to heal.” … “I have tended my own garden much too long.” All Christians are called upon to make new disciples. If someone in your life were singing this lament, would you be prepared to bringContinue reading “Simon & Garfunkel’s Lament”
Not all ways of living Biblically are big things. Some are small everyday choices. Yesterday (long story short) I was really busy at work and also badly in need of groceries. I tried to order groceries online to pick up after work but got interrupted and my technology crashed before I completed the order. IContinue reading “Deuteronomy 24:14-15”
I don’t understand why, but today the Holy Spirit is telling me to fill this page with Isaiah 35. So it shall be done. 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad;the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.The gloryContinue reading “Isaiah 35”
My church’s Advent practice calls on us to focus on fasting this week. This week’s practice will focus on fasting. Fasting is essentially giving something up for a period of time to create space for God. So in the spirit of stepping away from the things that crowd out peace, here are some ideas ofContinue reading “Fasting”
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