The Savior’s Longest Prayer—part 2

The phrase “Mission Accomplished” has almost become synonymous with the opposite—with falsehood, incomplete missions, or unfinished work. “My mission is accomplished,” can be declared with absolute resolve by one—our Lord Jesus Christ.

Fighting Master Control

A few years ago, during a hot and humid summer, I was privileged to spend a few days away at a lovely high-end resort. I am a person who requires little to no air-conditioning, preferring to be a bit warm versus cold. Naturally, the resort had the rooms adequately cooled for the comfort level ofContinue reading “Fighting Master Control”

Be Fruitful

For several years I had a dying apple tree in my yard. I stubbornly refused to cut it down until it no longer produced fruit. It was the strangest sight about one third or more of the major branches were dead and soft from rot. Yet it produced an abundance of great apples on theContinue reading “Be Fruitful”

Prayer Please

My focus in these blog posts has been that you the readers would get to know God the Father and  the Lord Jesus Christ in a deeper, more intimate way. You receive shared glimpses and snippets of my life through these devotionals. That can stir a sense of knowing me on some level.

Hidden Sin

While having a home resided, I experienced a real shock. This was an older home with hardboard siding. It was being replaced with new vinyl siding. The old exterior appeared like it was still in good condition except the paint was badly peeling.

Bird Lessons 101

The Secret of Birds Watching birds from my kitchen window or sunroom is a pleasure. Of all creatures God has created, I believe birds exemplify some foundational truths about how we should live. In Matthew 6:25-34 and Luke 12:22-34, Jesus used birds to illustrate the foolishness of worry as He taught the disciples. Jesus toldContinue reading “Bird Lessons 101”