Surrender

Apr 18, 2022

Now that we have fully celebrated the life and death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we can again take stock of where we stand in following the Two Great Commandments of Jesus. Are we loving God with all of ourselves? We’re human after all; maybe the better questions are these: am I loving […]

Answers to Prayers

Apr 11, 2022

If we are praying for sick people, for problems to be eliminated in our lives, for something to change to the way we like it, for our kids to follow our suggestions after they leave home, we can often be disappointed in the responses to our prayers. God doesn’t think like we do or answer […]

Prayer

Apr 04, 2022

  Prayer is so much more than saying the Lord’s prayer or petitioning for our own, our family and friends’ health or other issues. Not that these aren’t important, even vital for us. But the broadest definition of prayer is, I believe, spending time in the presence of God. That is, sitting in silence in […]

Life, Death, and Resurrection

Mar 28, 2022

  Jesus’s life here on Earth promised many things: God’s love and forgiveness for us, God’s care for the poor and needy, God’s purpose for us in this lifetime, and so much more, including resurrection after His death on the cross. Could there be a more horrendous death than dying on the cross? But that […]

Life is a Growing Experience

Mar 21, 2022

3.21.22   Our human lives are meant to be a growing experience, with each challenge and blessing meant to change us, and as we absorb all that happens to us, we are still learning and growing until we die. The same is even more true with Christians, because the Lord has a plan for each […]

How to hear the voice of God

Mar 12, 2022

  Once we decide to Love God with all of ourselves and to follow Jesus, the first skill we need to develop is listening to the Indwelling Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and needs to be listened to in order to bring forward His wisdom into our lives. Our minds are […]

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Feb 28, 2022

  I remember American History taught in my fourth grade in the late 1940s as myths like “George Washington never told a lie,” “we’re the good guys” and more like it, idealized versions of our history. Today, as so many schools are under fire by parents and conservatives in our country who still want to […]

How does punishment for our sins work?

Feb 21, 2022

As much as God rants and raves in the Old Testament about those who do not follow His will and His Commandments, Deuteronomy 28 makes clear that the punishment or blessing for our actions and words is fore-ordained in our own choices, not because God can’t wait for us to sin so that He can […]

The Cross

Feb 14, 2022

2.14.22  The Cross   The cross is the precious symbol of Christianity, of Jesus’s death on the cross, of Jesus himself. When one sees it on most every church, in a necklace, on one’s altar, it is a wonderful reminder of our Savior and all that He means to us Christians. The cross is a […]

Life is a School

Feb 07, 2022

After giving my life to Christ now forty years ago, I am more and more convinced that our life here on earth is a school in which we learn how to love like God loves—if we are willing to learn from Him. We start with a belief in God, but we are called to go […]