Christian

My First Love

I was stopped in my tracks as I read the letter to the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-6). 1"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You… Continue reading My First Love

Christian

A Shepherd’s Perspective

"I have concluded based on my years of experience that sheep are stupid. Not just stupid but mind-numbingly stupid— sometimes I wonder how they manage to breath and eat." Glenn Brunkow, Rancher¹ ********* I'm re-reading a fascinating book by Phillip Keller called A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.² Keller was a shepherd for years and relates… Continue reading A Shepherd’s Perspective

Bible, Christian, prayer

Holiday Blues

Do the holidays trigger thoughts of what should have been instead of what is? Are you feeling lonely? The strange thing about depression is that it seems to take your mind captive. You may think you can't stop the downward spiral. The next thing you know, you're driving to the grocery to buy food for… Continue reading Holiday Blues

Christian

So You’re Angry

One morning, God stopped me in the middle of something (I thought) was very important and gave me a lesson in discipline. This is what happened: I was studying my Bible to prepare a lesson for the Women's Bible Study when the phone rang. The church secretary informed me that the room I had reserved… Continue reading So You’re Angry

Christian

Why Do I Blog? To Be Followed or To Follow Him?

Corrie ten Boom said, "If God has called you, do not spend time looking over your shoulder to see who is following you." And she is someone whose advice I respect. So why do we blog? Why do we write? As Christian writers, we say it's to tell people about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love.… Continue reading Why Do I Blog? To Be Followed or To Follow Him?

Bible

Our Role As God’s Ambassador

Do you sometimes feel like you don't fit in? You may need to remind yourself that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this world is not your home. Your home is in heaven and you are an ambassador for Christ in a foreign land. "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were… Continue reading Our Role As God’s Ambassador

Christian

An Unusual Halloween

The life of Esther fascinates me. Although she was a Jewish orphan, God used her in an extraordinary way. When my daughter was a little girl, she dressed up like Queen Esther for Halloween. Personally, I don't care for Halloween. But, at least she was dressed up like a Heroine of the Bible! Christina loved… Continue reading An Unusual Halloween