Don’t worry about God~

“Were all human beings suddenly to become blind, still the sun would shine by day and the stars by night, for these owe nothing to the millions who benefit from their light. So, were every man on earth to become atheist, it could not affect God in any way. He is what He is in…

You might not want to read this.

There is no certainty for today.  In fact, that will be your new normal as a follower of Christ.  Faith carries uncertainty in its arms up the hill of sorrow. Sturdy folk march without stopping when uncertainty is screaming its head off, “Are you sure?  are you sure?” Faith and persevering is standing on God’s…

Don’t lose heart

God takes you very seriously.  He has the universe timed perfectly; yet He will not demand we choose Him or His ways.  Holy power is His by authority. We live in a culture that loves the ideas about love, peace and a higher power, but fuel only the fire of faith…having faith in faith; not…

Jot and tittle, nettles and briers

Little thorns and prickles that grow.  The jot and tittle details.  Some details we would like to not face on a regular basis.  Usually hope can overcome these nettles and briers. There are moments we can not overcome or bounce back so we stand teary-eyed with bleeding palms.  Unfortunately these moments do not come in…

a sturdy folk with sores

“The rich man  lived in luxury every day, while in his driveway, laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed with hunger. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.” And Jesus continues the narrative. “Both men died.  Lazarus escorted by angels to the ‘lap of Abraham.’  The rich man’s destiny:  hell,…

Dawn emerges

“Whatever it may have been, it does not matter; I am here now.” His mercies are new every morning.  Thank the miracle-working God. His love never quits.

No turning back

I am thinking of two specific events recorded in the gospels (John 2) which describe Jesus bearing religious tension and worldly pressure.  Like a vice tightening, he began his submissive walk into “being  lifted up,” for my sin and yours. It is at that wedding when Jesus accompanies his mother.”Dear woman why are you involving…

I wish you were here…

I needed you today.  I am overwhelmed and needed you to be in the room when I walked in.   Jesus, you are more than my friend.  And I needed you so badly today. I wasn’t really in need of a rescue or a miracle, just in need of you. I needed to talk to…

Undefined, unnamed & unspoken

Very few times in my lifetime have I been unable to find the words to describe, name, or give a logical value to a situation.  The undefined, unnamed, and unspoken rush of emotion is deathly quiet. Tonight was that devastating situation-again.  No words. Jesus whispers, “Do you want to talk about it?” “No.”  there are…