Then people brought little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When He had placed His hands on … Continue reading Childlike Questions
There was a time before marriage when I loved to entertain. For a couple years in a row, I hosted a Christmas party. I can remember Jason helping me to decorate the cut-out cookies prior to the guests arriving. Decorations, alcohol, tasty appetizers … an atmosphere of welcome. Yet, back then I was tirelessly seeking … Continue reading Humble Hospitality
Good day to you, Friends, I have been studying Jeremiah, the prophet who alone spoke truth to a world that wouldn’t hear him. God told him to expect this, but it didn’t make the job any easier. Let’s look at Jeremiah’s response to God’s initial call on his life: God tells him, “Before I formed … Continue reading Are we praying BOLD enough?
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). It is surprising how fast time goes, isn’t it? We got back from vacation Thursday, and it is already Monday. However, the emotional distance has allowed me time to pray and reflect. It is all too easy to color … Continue reading Family Vacay 2019, Part 3 of 3
We arrived in Delaware around 12:30pm. We were on the beach by 2:30pm. We don’t mess around. A couple years ago we didn’t mess around either. I found a Groupon for a dolphin watch. I have always loved dolphins, ever since I was little. We got up early one morning and hopped the boat which … Continue reading Family Vacay 2019, Part 2 of 3
The night before we left for the beach was the day after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. I don’t know about you, but going away takes much preparation. I went for my walk. I needed to breathe in some of His air, His grace. The walk felt long, like miles in a desert … Continue reading Family Vacay 2019, Part 1 of 3
Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith (Genesis 15:5-6). Have you ever gazed up at the sky … Continue reading Five Minutes of Belief