“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:1 Not gonna lie, I’m feeling down today. I often wonder why I feel this way. I have no reason to really–just the circumstances of life, I suppose. Disappointments, failures, various… Read More God is our Source of Hope–Always!
“The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a… Read More Thoughts on Christmas-Peace on Earth
The Account of the Magi (Wise Men) The Account of the Magi (Wise Men) It’s just part of the package, isn’t it? The wise men. You just can’t have a proper Christmas production without them. These men, however many there actually were, travelling many miles from the East seeking the King, paint a beautiful picture… Read More The Faith of the Wise Men
Has God ever changed your plans? Or maybe I should ask when was the last time God changed your plans? What was your reaction? Reading the “Christmas Story” we get a little peek into the reactions of Joseph and Mary as God announces the new “Game Plan” for their lives Joseph’s Side of the Story:… Read More Thoughts on Christmas: When God Changes our Plans
With all the craziness and scurrying about that seems to come along with every Christmas Season, we can easily lose our focus. We forget what we are actually celebrating–God breaking His silence and keeping His promise to send His Own Son as Savior to a lost and broken world. What a gift! If you find… Read More Five Christmas Songs that will Help You Worship and Focus on the Savior this Season
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 Discouragement I recently had what I felt was a rough Sunday working with the kids at church. They were hard to calm down, many little “twittery bird type” conversations going on during the lesson, plus a slightly stressful situation and a… Read More Serving Faithfully–How the Movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ Challenged Me
Genesis 27: 1-40 27 One day when Isaac was old and turning blind, he called for Esau, his older son, and said, “My son.” “Yes, Father?” Esau replied. 2 “I am an old man now,” Isaac said, “and I don’t know when I may die. 3 Take your bow and a quiver full of arrows,… Read More Despicable Jacob, Despicable Me, Despicable You
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1 A few weeks ago, my computer stopped working. It was in the “shop” for a total of 10 days. In the grand scheme of things, I realize… Read More Where does our Worth come from?
“After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, ‘Abraham!’ ‘Here I am,’ he answered. ‘Take your son,’ He said, ‘your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.’ So, Abraham got… Read More Two Sons Willing to be Sacrifices, one the Ultimate One
“The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will… Read More Abram-A Willing Heart to Follow the Lord