I wrote the other day about faith being like a two-sided coin. Today's topic is similar. It's on John 15:9, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love." Maybe it's because I had a father who was not a nice man, or maybe it's simply because I'm a … Continue reading Jesus Loves Me
Confession time. I have been pretty frustrated lately with my indwelling sin. It doesn't seem to be getting any better with regard to noticeable change in self-control. In other words, it doesn't seem as if I have lost any weight. I've come to the biblical conclusion that for me dieting and exercise regimens are a … Continue reading Patiently Waiting?
My last post, "He's Coming!" called us to be ready for Jesus' return. We don't know when, so we're to live as if he could come at any minute. What does that look like? That got me to thinking about how much this Christian life is like a two-sided coin. For example, we're called to … Continue reading Like a Two-Sided Coin
Today is Friday and the beginning of what promises to be a beautiful, spring-like weekend! I can't wait! What does the Lord have in store for me? I wonder if he's coming? Wouldn't that be wonderful! Certainly, one day he will. He said so. We have every reason to believe him. In fact, he told … Continue reading He’s Coming!
Two devotional items came together for me this morning. Whenever that happens, it's time to pay attention. The first was Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening through Truthforlife.org. It's about being grateful for trials. Here's the opening paragraph to give you a taste: If none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know … Continue reading Grateful for Trials
I am being renewed day by day. Although it may not seem like it, I am. To be sure, I take side trips that cause me problems; but in the bigger picture, God has me right where he wants me. I believe that. I really do. You see, Jesus has a job to do that … Continue reading I Believe!
It snowed here yesterday. Several inches. Right after an out-door-all-day-long-kinda-day on Saturday. That's OK. It was a beautiful snow and won't last long. Spring is in the air! You can tell by the positioning of the sun. The sun rises earlier and sets later. Pay attention and you'll see the sun rising (and setting) farther … Continue reading Spring Is In The Air!
Statistics don't lie. Although I have been told that 54.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot, I can't deny that most of my viewers are, ahem, the "older" crowd. Women outnumber men 70/30 overall, but the older the reader, the more likely she is to be female. Young people are few with … Continue reading Growing Old
We're in Leviticus with my church bible plan. It's the book many dread reading. I get that, but there are some very interesting things in it as well. For example, God says a couple of times, "You shall be holy as I am holy." What does that mean? I'm not going to attempt to plumb … Continue reading You Shall Be Holy
It was my intention to start today's post by saying that Psalm 37 is one of my favorite landing places in the bible. I didn't because I have so many that are my "favorites" that this no longer is an adequate descriptor. Maybe I should say Psalm 37 is one of my favorite, favorite of … Continue reading My New Favorite Verse