I love when things in the natural world teach us about eternal things. I was out walking with a friend just as the sun was about to rise, and it was hard to distinguish if a shadow was an animal or just a shadow. As we walked along, I was thinking to myself that our… Continue reading Dark and Light
There are several accounts of the disciples in a boat trying hard to keep control of it as a storm came up in the middle of the night. The references are Matthew 8 and 14, Mark 4 and 6, and John 6. I refrain from posting the actual texts here as it would make this… Continue reading Disciples at Sea
Fear seems to be running rampant in our world today and it’s not just terrorism, but fear of failure, rejection, poverty, being alone and being lonely, being disqualified from something, being turned down, etc. God knows exactly what troubles our hearts. He wrote about an aspect of it in Proverbs 29:25, “The fear of human… Continue reading More thoughts about fear…
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 “IN THIS” conjured up a picture of a huge box or container that can hold a great amount of stuff. It is as if God said, “IN… Continue reading God’s love – He is the initiator!
Early morning lesson: I had to drop someone off for a ride one morning this week. We left at 6 am and I had not been driving that early for quite a while. We’ve been having pretty thick fog around here lately and driving through the fog was cool and a bit nerve-wracking at the same time,… Continue reading Are you driving in the fog of life?
I’ve been keenly aware lately how what I really believe (not what I think I believe) influences life in every area. We have read these verses, and, thankfully many like them, over and over again. And yet, does the deep truth of them get into our every day lives?