Stuck in the First Chapter.

Do everything without complaining or arguing. Philippians 2:14 (NIV) If I pitched a story to an agent or editor that promised an engaging and entertaining plot featuring sympathetic, relatable characters, riveting tension, twists and turns, the assurance of justice, mercy, character transformation, and a happily ever after, the chance of garnering interest are solid. It might land […]

When You Eat and Are Satisfied …

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land … When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 8:7, 10-11 (NIV) Shortly before my husband and I and […]

Who Told You That?

And God said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11 (NIV) Make no mistake. Each pithy question God asks throughout scripture aren’t an indication he lacks wisdom and is in need of clarity. They are always intended to sift through the lies we believe in order that the seed of truth will settle […]

Are You The Watchman or Hired Help?

The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. John 10:2-3, 12 […]

If You Give a Man A Blanket…

If you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you?…Lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great. Luke 6:34-35 (NIV) For the past several years during winter months, our church has hosted a homeless ministry referred to as “the warming station”. (COVID […]