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 […]

Blessings & Curses

Jul 13, 2020

As I began to wake up one morning a few months ago, it was on my mind that the more I wished blessings on someone else, family or friends or even unknown others, the more I would be reaping blessings in my life.  This is a basic principle of the Bible by which our actions […]

“For the Beauty of the Earth…”

Apr 13, 2020

“For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth, over and around us lies.”[1] Everyone’ first reaction to the coronavirus pandemic is fear and anxiety, not just about whether we will get sick or well, but also about our jobs, our income, and so much […]

Blessed are the merciful…

Jun 18, 2018

  “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.” The Greek word used most often in the New Testament for mercy is eleos. It means mercy, pity, the moral quality of feeling compassion and especially of showing kindness toward someone in need. This can refer to a human kindness and to God’s kindness […]

Can We Really See and Hear Jesus?

Apr 30, 2018

I have come to believe that even we Christians are most often deaf and blind to God’s presence in us and in our world. We don’t see the blessings and grace He showers on us daily. We don’t see or understand the answers to our prayers that He sends. We take everything personally, often as […]

Love One Another

Mar 05, 2018

So much of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount was about creating a whole community of God, the kingdom of God. In The Beatitudes, Jesus blesses the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek(or unimportant), those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the peacemakers and even those who are persecuted.[Matthew 5:3-10] He goes […]

Running From Pain #1

Jan 15, 2018

I have run from pain as if I could escape its reach. I have avoided pain, tried to block it from surfacing. I have engrossed myself in books and TV and games. I have hung onto, but repressed my pain so I don’t have to feel it. This I have always done. But over the […]

Gratitude for the Gift of Life

Dec 25, 2017

  The basic act of love for God is gratitude and praise to Him for all we have been given. And we can start today with tremendous gratitude for the gift of the Christ Child who was born in our world long ago and who continues to be born in us and to lead us […]

Radical Grace

Aug 21, 2017

“Don’t be so hard on yourself, I can bring good even out of your mistakes. Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of time and energy, leading us into frustration. Instead of floundering in the past, release your mistakes to Me. Look […]


Jul 24, 2017

The word prayer hardly describes all that communion with and in God means. Prayer is being in God’s presence, any time, any place with or without words. The words communion and togetherness best describe the state of living in and with God. Prayer is a state of being with, in communion with our deepest selves […]