Encourage one another

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “Beloved brothers and sisters, we want you to be quite certain about the truth concerning those who have passed away, so that you won’t be overwhelmed with grief like many others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, we also believe that God will bring with Jesus… Continue reading Encourage one another

Who understands?

I’ve been reading through the book of Luke and what I find amazing is how little the disciples understood Jesus. They believed He was sent from God, was the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God, but each time Jesus spoke to them about going to the cross, dying and rising again, they always missed… Continue reading Who understands?

Shameless impudence prayer!

When we read the Gospels, we can often miss the intent of what Jesus said because we’ve heard it so often. Our familiarity can blind us to the grace and truth of what Jesus has chosen to have written for our benefit. I find that if I’m too familiar with something, reading it in another… Continue reading Shameless impudence prayer!

Peace in the midst of our storms

With everything going on in the world today once only has to listen to a few minutes of any newscast and they will find fear entering their hearts. Truly, if we aren’t careful over that which we watch and listen to, fear will get a grip on us. Allow me to share some of the… Continue reading Peace in the midst of our storms

Need guidance? God’s Rumble Strips

I was driving along a busy road that had recently been re-surfaced. About every 50 ft., imbedded in the white stripe at the edge of the road – between the shoulder and where our cars are supposed to be – were new kinds of rumble strips. Not the kind you feel when you are on… Continue reading Need guidance? God’s Rumble Strips

How close is God to us?

Do you feel that God is close to you? Do you ever feel as if He is so far away He can’t possibly know what you are going through today? I believer all of us can answer both questions yes and no depending on what’s going on in our lives, rather than dependent on what… Continue reading How close is God to us?