“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
“He called a little child to Him, and placed the child among them. And He said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:2-3 We sat there rocking, my daughter and I. She had awoken crying and I had gone to… Read More Childlike Faith is all it Takes!
“The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD So the LORD handed them over to Midian seven years, and they oppressed Israel. Whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the Qedemites came and attacked them…They left nothing for Israel to eat, as well as no sheep, ox or donkey.”… Read More God Calls it as He sees it–for Gideon and for us!
“Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you.” Psalm 55:22 “Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (BBE) The day of my daughter’s last t-ball game was hot. I watched her walk across the field from me to… Read More Let God Carry Your Burdens
“Israel said to Joseph, ‘Your brothers, you know, are pasturing the flocks at Shechem. Get ready. I’m sending you them.” Genesis 37:13 “[His brothers] saw [Joseph] in the distance, and before he had reached them, they plotted to kill him. They said to one another, ‘Here comes that dreamer! Come on, let’s kill him and… Read More A Purpose for the Pain–Seeing the Big Picture within the Mess
“I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 There was a time, not so very long ago, when I did not believe Christians should feel stress. I didn’t believe it was possible. Ha! If my life were a movie and that was a scene in it, that line would definitely… Read More We can do all things through Christ Who gives us Strength!
“Yet LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.” Isaiah 64:8 Hiding is safe. I like hiding. Maybe because no one can criticize you when they can’t see you, right? I mean, if I hide who I really am and they… Read More Coming out of Hiding…Maybe
Many of us are familiar with the account of Zacchaeus. In fact, you may have even heard a catchy little tune about it before (I bet it’s stuck in your head now, huh? Sorry about that). But, have you ever thought of this part of scripture as an amazing display of God’s huge love? Jesus… Read More Zacchaeus–a Story of God’s Amazing Love
Today’s Scripture passage: “ Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already… Read More Don’t panic!