The Love Scale - November 11, 2020
Belief in Jesus Christ offers forgiveness, and the clean slate He gives is the opportunity to turn from bad behavior and start new. Like a baby learning to walk, new habits are hard to create! We fall down time and again. How do we know if progress is being made toward living this new life when we keep messing up? Perhaps we could use a tool of measurement - A Love Scale...
Are You Willing To Be Common? - October 14, 2020
Dearly Beloved, please accept my invitation to work for the Kingdom of Heaven. In this position you will be serving the needs of others. The hours will be long, the duties taxing, but the compensation is generous. Will you come and be common? ~Love, Your Heavenly Father....
Becoming Vessels of Mercy - September 9, 2020
The vessel of wrath might be considered a crockpot of indignation, slowly breaking down its internal contents with constant heat. But, according to Romans 9:23-24, certain vessels have heeded God’s call and are filled with mercy. Like a bowl of fruit sitting on the counter, always available for the snacking....
Finding Our Superhero - August 12, 2020
When I was a little girl, my Dad was my superhero....At the dinner table, I would sit in awe, feeling a sense of pride that this man was my dad. If I was the daughter of a superhero, then somehow, I was a superhero too....
Beans and Blueberries - July 8, 2020
To partner together is a blessing that is greater than the success of the individual. The fruit is sweeter!
Moved By Tears - June 10, 2020
God hears our cries. He will always be right on time. God moves when we are threatened. And His will is that we, with Christ, are resurrected.
Don't Go Running Blind - May 13, 2020
Let us be encouraged as we run the race before us. Let us not run blind, as if a spiritual world does not exist or if our steps do not matter. Let Jesus continue to be your trainer, saying, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” as you power on toward the prize.
Washing Feet - April 8, 2020
In a time of great personal distress, Jesus took off his coat, rolled up his sleeves and served. He asked his followers to do the same. Don’t let this timing be lost on you! Jesus was moving toward suffering and death, and yet, he bent low, washing foot after grimy foot, leaving out no one.
Pruning Season - March 11, 2020
All pruning is for the purpose of more fruit. What goes? The new shoot or faithful stock? The Gardener chooses. How will I respond?
Joyful Greetings - February 12, 2020
It turns out, the early church also had a single word of greeting that included in its meaning, not only love, but the good news of Jesus Christ! This word, “Greetings,” in the Greek, is “chairein,” actually meaning “rejoice!”
Following the Lead Car - January 8, 2020
Journeying through life is like a road trip. When the territory is familiar, the road straight and the weather is clear, I am at ease, enjoying the scenery. I sing along to the radio. I chat casually with those who are with me. It’s when the road twists or the rain pours that my full attention is commanded.