10.23.23 Complaints

Oct 23, 2023

As we follow Jesus, one of the things we have to deal with is the attitude, “my way or the highway!” This attitude is ingrained in us as we grow up in our culture. We want things as we want them and not in any other way, shape, or form. This is one of the […]

Honor Your Father and Mother

Sep 25, 2023

Our parents are not perfect people who have loved us perfectly throughout our lives. What we receive from our parents is usually a combination of love for their children and an expression of their faults as well—that defines a good parent. Not so great parents may abuse or mistreat their children, they may be alcoholics […]

The 10 Commandments Tell Us How to Love God

Sep 11, 2023

  The first four of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17) are clear that we are only to worship God, not anything or anyone else, that He is to be first for us in our hearts and minds and souls. No other images to worship, no misusing His name, but we are to honor the Sabbath […]

God Made Human Beings In His Image

Feb 20, 2023

2.20.23   In Genesis 1:26-7, at the end of the Creation Story, God said, “Let us make mankind in our image in our likeness….So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” He created us all in His image, that is, every […]

The Lord Will Sustain Us

Oct 10, 2022

9.10.22   Through thick and thin, through blessings and the worst challenges, the Lord God Almighty will sustain us. I am facing cataract surgery tomorrow and again in two weeks, one eye at a time. As the date has come closer, I have seen how it looms in my mind. Most of my worry has […]

To Believe in God or to Follow Him?

Jul 10, 2022

  Many Christians are content with believing in God and Jesus Christ, but they do not want to become followers of Jesus who would change their lives. They ignore Jesus’s call to follow Him (Matthew 16:24, John 12:26) and all the ways the Bible tries to engage us in living the Word. They live in […]

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 […]

The Artistry of God

Jan 10, 2022

  This fall I became enamored with clouds to the point that I am planning to use the 100+ pictures I have taken of them in the last two months to create a book filled with meditations. I often walk out of my house these days or drive away and my eyes are filled with […]

Psalm 139

Jun 07, 2021

“You have searched me, Lord,/and you know me” are the beginning lines of Psalm 139 with David explaining how much God knows him, and all his ways, all that he is going to say and do. He continues, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” There is nowhere […]

Our Father, who art in heaven

Aug 31, 2020

  Over the last three weeks I’ve written about the three petitions in the middle of the Lord’s Prayer, “give us today our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Today I want to talk about the beginning and the […]