Jesus’s Second Purpose: Teaching Us How to Live

Mar 01, 2021

  Jesus came into this world not just to bear and atone for our sin, but also to teach us, to show us how to live our lives as servants of God. So many of His teachings add to our understanding of God’s laws and go way the Ten Commandments, beyond the letter-of-the-law interpretations. He […]

Shalom is More Than Just Peace

Feb 22, 2021

Since March 2020 the COVID-19 has ruled our lives, from working at home instead of in the office, to wearing masks everywhere we go, to few parties or group encounters, to so many changes in the school schedules. It’s been dizzying and trying. And yet, we human beings are highly adaptable. So, we have done […]

God’s Love Expressed in Our Lives

Feb 15, 2021

2.15.21 God’s Love Expressed in Our LIves   I am convinced that we are to love, to value, to be interested in, to help everyone we meet. That is the way love works. If we follow Jesus, we are to engage with other people as love itself, God’s love, that is. It doesn’t matter if […]

The Yoke We Bear

Jan 25, 2021

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” [Matthew 11:28-30]   Jesus’s […]

Changes in Our LIves

Jan 18, 2021

We have no idea what the future will be, not even what the next minute after this one will bring. We are constantly surprised or appalled or frightened or delighted by what is in the next moment. Just this morning as I was preparing to drive my grandchildren to and from school—four trips today, a […]

Mercy and Compassion

Jan 09, 2021

I have just completed the editorial changes to my book that will be published sometime this summer, Called to Help the Poor and Needy. The book focuses on the 2,000+ Bible verses that command us to help the poor or needy person, the sick, the prisoner, the foreigner or stranger, the neighbor, basically anyone who […]

God’s Kind of Love

Jan 04, 2021

Love is patient kind does not envy does not boast is not proud does not dishonor others is not self-seeking, is not easily angered keeps no record of wrongs does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.   Love always protects always trusts always hopes always perseveres. [1 Corinthians 13:4-7]   Our human […]

We Are All In This Together

Dec 28, 2020

One great lesson from this year that has been dominated by Covid-19 is that we are all in this(whatever the this is) together. We are not each individuals trekking on our own through life, but we are part of the whole human race. Certainly, we could see that as the virus crossed the world easily […]

Covid Plus

Dec 21, 2020

It’s not enough that we’ve all had to deal with Covid-19 this year, but it seems that every family has had other big things to deal with, too—loss of a job, working at home and overseeing the kids’ schooling, other illnesses or deaths in the family, money worries beyond the normal. My daughter has had […]

God, the 10 Commandments and Me

Dec 14, 2020

I’ve been following a journaling guide to Jesus’ Two Great Commandments for the last three weeks and it has been a rich journey into my relationship to God and its benefits in my life, its blessings and challenges.** Amazingly, this week I suddenly realized as I was journaling that the Lord had been leading me […]