Jesus Tag Archive

Does This ‘Friend’ Have a Name?

Whenever one of my kids has said, “I’m out with a friend” and the ‘friend’s’ identity isn’t revealed, it arouses suspicion… “And does this friend have a name?” Silence. If there’s nothing amiss, then why not just state the name? But what if the friend’s name is…Jesus? Jesus, Son of the living God Who sits […]

Through and Through.

May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. I Thessalonians 5:23a (NIV) We just received word that my nephew’s PET scan following several months of chemotherapy is clear. Along with this married, father of three children, we are all happy dancing around here like Snoopy in Charlie Brown’s Christmas play, praising […]

What the Red Sweater Said to the Counselor.

Many years ago, life had begun to tie my soul into little knots. Several sessions with a reputable Christian counselor helped me unravel them, make sense of things. One day, as I dressed for another appointment with her, the air of early spring held a chill. So I chose to wear a stretch knit sweater, one […]

Those Hands.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17 Establish: make labors effective and enduring. Last Saturday, my husband and I served with Forgiven Prison Ministry http://forgivenministry.org. This organization reconciles prisoners with their children despite their […]

The Name You Gave Me.

Holy Father, protect them (disciples) by the power of your name — the name you gave me — John 17:11a Mary. My name serves, in part, to identify me. Add my middle, maiden and married name–Mary Elizabeth Albers Felkins — and it distinguishes me from among the countless other ‘Mary’s’ in the world. Distinguished or […]