Today, I sought a word to help shape my focus and week. We returned home from our Maine vacation aware of all the latest news despite having no TV or internet service for a week. Let me tell you the peace of mind that accompanies this lack is worth the effort. I know news is important, I know we can’t stick our heads in the sand, but the appetite for news feeds and soundbites will leave you malnourished and depleted of optimism toward your fellow man. Devouring words from the world’s outlets will create a soulless, superficial, bitterness that will be hard to displace. I’m learning to be very careful where I place my focus and what I invest my time attending to… More
29 Jun 2015 7 Comments
19 Jun 2015 6 Comments
How does Summer Bible Study strike you? Have you ever read your Bible on the beach? In the pool? During Shark Week? I have had a number of questions about Journaling Your Journey [with Jesus] and I am grateful you have reached out with your questions, comments, and the desire for MORE.
Some of you have picked up with journaling again, or for the first time.
Some are taking a deep breath and seeking Scripture with renewed hope.
Many of you are overcoming obstacles, stumbling blocks…or pain and daring to take a step of faith; daring to consider trusting the unseen possibilities.
Even the possibility of trusting (anew) and reaching out for the unseen One who makes all things possible.
17 Jun 2015 6 Comments
Grace knows not convenience…
15 Jun 2015 4 Comments
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. Jude 1:3
Forty Days ago we started a journey and now we come to the end…or do we? I wrapped up the week with Jude and one chapter of sobering reality is written there. I found myself digging into my Matthew Henry Commentary, something I rarely do. One thing I try to do is compare scripture with scripture, but a decent commentary can be a help on occasion. It can also be a hinderance if one is not careful. See, God’s Word is a perfect illuminator of God’s Word. I have wrestled long and hard with certain passages of Scripture. I believe it was and is God’s will that I do so. There are reasons specific passages leave us wondering. The reason being, ultimately, it should lead us smack dab into His presence.