I had a passage of scripture that stopped me in my tracks. I backed up and reread it several times and continued to ponder it for a few days. I was reading one of Paul’s letters to the church in Corinth.
This week, I had an appointment that was a three-hour drive from home. I packed an overnight bag, uncertain if I would make the return trip back on the same day. Then loaded it and my dogs in the car. Because my tank was half empty, I knew I would need to stop for fuelContinue reading “Dad, Help!”
While reading the book of Acts, I noticed themes about God’s character and mankind’s propensity towards sin. I was in chapter seven after the Sanhedrin falsely accuse Stephen of blasphemy.
When my children were young, I assisted our local church with a Bible memorization program for youth. Teams from area churches competed against one another in a game show quiz format. Regional, state, and national tournaments took place. To prepare, team members memorized entire chapters and books of the Bible.
I have two small dogs named Tucker and Webster. They do their jobs of being my companions and security alarm system. If someone knocks at the door or enters my home, they tell me, “someone’s here!”
I love how the Holy Spirit can reveal something fresh in a familiar passage of scripture. Today, while I was reading in the Gospel of Mark, I was reminded again of God’s sufficiency by the response Jesus gave his disciples.
One lesson we can learn from the Teacher, Jesus Christ, is calm trust. As I was reading a passage in the gospel of Matthew, I was struck by the juxtaposing reactions of Jesus and his disciples.
In the US, we just celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the day we became a free and independent nation. That freedom isn’t perfect, at best it is a representation of true liberty. Nations rise and fall. However, genuine freedom is available to all regardless of the country where you reside.
The biblical Psalms is a book of poetry. It is comprised of various types; psalms of praise meant to be sung, psalms of lament, and psalms of gratitude celebrating God. It’s easy to distinguish these three types but there may be additional categories or subcategories. Today, I’m going to share a modern psalm.
I would guess many bloggers, like myself process by writing. I may mull over an issue for hours, days, or more depending on what I’m pondering. Then I journal to get it out and sort my thoughts. Recently, I did my processing by writing a free-verse poem. It started with two words that kept bouncingContinue reading “Processing Life”