Our Sunday School lesson was taken from Luke 16:1-9. It can be difficult to understand, depending on which translation you read. We grasped for the true meaning with some difficulty and interesting discussion. I couldn't wait to get home and search for understanding. Perhaps you studied the same lesson. Jesus told His disciples a story… Continue reading Jesus Talks About Wealth
Is your heart heavy because someone you love rejects Jesus as Savior? Perhaps he(she) calls himself an atheist. Or maybe, he just refuses to search for Truth and instead stands stubbornly in the darkness, clinging to "intellectual" arguments that support his atheistic beliefs. If you've been praying for someone for a long time, don't give… Continue reading Promises That Will Encourage You To Keep Praying for Someone You Love
I was very sick and couldn't get out of bed for two weeks. It was mononucleosis. While I spent my days (and nights) in bed, a song I learned as a child kept playing in my head. I hadn't thought of it in years. Maybe you know it. It goes like this - "This little light of mine.… Continue reading Mono Made Me Do It!
Wednesday Walk Though the Bible, Matthew 5:1-12 & 7:28-29 (NIV)
#WednesdayWalk, an occasional exploration of what unknown people might have seen or felt when they witnessed the events in the Bible. This post is from the perspective of a person who encounters Jesus teaching the Beatitudes.
It was another hot day. The dust swirled around my sandals as I hurried along the path. Small stones crunched under my feet as I walked on the barren dirt. My mouth was dry from the heat as sweat dripped down my forehead and back. I was focused on fetching the baskets my father needed when I caught a glimpse of a large crowd on a hillside. I stopped and noticed the people were gathered around a man. “Why would so many people stand and listen to this man in heat like this?” I asked myself.
I hesitated a moment, curious as to why…
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Corrie Ten Boom was a prisoner and survivor of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. If anyone ever had a reason to worry, it was her. Because they hid Jews in their home during WWII, Corrie, her sister, and their elderly father were imprisoned in "the deepest hell that man can create". Following are some quotes on worry from… Continue reading Worry Is Like a Rocking Chair
I had been seeking the Lord for several long weeks about something very important. I wanted to quit what I had been doing for three years. I was someplace I believed God had sent me, but I didn't really see any results from my hard work. I was tired of it! Stressed out! There were… Continue reading Don’t Give Out (Or Give Up!)
Today, I begin my post with worship. Precious Jesus, we surrender. https://youtu.be/s7jXASBWwwI The Lord keeps bringing this Scripture to my mind: "I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do." Acts 13:22 Isn't the key to being a person "after God's own… Continue reading All To Jesus I Surrender