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
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
“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
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!
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that… Read More What Kind of Light do you shine for Jesus?
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him… Read More A Random Memory and Some Encouragement for those who are ready to give up Serving the Lord
“ And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that… Read More Thoughts on Christmas: The (fruitless) Pursuit of Perfection