Jesus Tag Archive

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 […]

She Has Done a Beautiful Thing.

She has done a beautiful thing to Me.” Matthew 26:10b, Mark 14:6b When the woman appears in Matthew and Mark’s gospel account, she is nameless. John’s gospel references this woman as Mary from Bethany, the one who poured perfume on the Lord’s feet and then wiped His feet with her hair (12:3). But her name […]