The Blessings Ledger

The Blessings Ledger Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Rejoice and be glad, for … Continue reading The Blessings Ledger

The Morning of Christmas

  The Morning of Christmas Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, God is with us. Matthew 1:23  ‘Twas the morning of Christmas, when Love came to earth, By way of a tiny and humble child’s birth; His parents had traveled so far from their … Continue reading The Morning of Christmas

Ebbs and Flows

Ebbs and Flows  Then I got up and walked in the field, giving great glory and praise to the Most High for the wonders that he does from time to time, and because he governs the times and whatever things come to pass in their seasons. –2 Esdras 13:57-58 Kansas is in the middle of … Continue reading Ebbs and Flows

Selective Understanding

Selective Understanding  The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: For learning about wisdom and instruction, for understanding words of insight, for gaining instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity; to teach shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and prudence to the young – let the wise also hear and gain in learning, … Continue reading Selective Understanding

The Trouble with Church

The Trouble with Church  And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works; you have a name of being alive, but you are dead.” Revelation 3:1 I have issues with the church – … Continue reading The Trouble with Church

Never Forget

Never Forget  This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. Luke 22:19  One tragic moment can turn life around, in ways so painfully new; But in our sorrow, in a thousand ways, we will remember you… Excerpt from Never Forget I work in the air-medical transport community and … Continue reading Never Forget

A Silent God

A Silent God  O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! –Psalm 83:1 I grew up in church, attending nearly every Sunday with my family. It was an expectation that I accepted, although church was never particularly meaningful to me. I assumed God’s presence and goodness, although … Continue reading A Silent God

Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

Finding Grace in an Imperfect World Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Hebrews 4:16 “We live in an imperfect world. Movies, television shows, and novels inspire high expectations for life, but reality seldom flows like a … Continue reading Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

In Search of a Tingle

In Search of a Tingle  Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”  –Exodus 3:5 Last week, my daughter and I were hiking a few of the trails around Sedona, Arizona. A local person told us that there were several … Continue reading In Search of a Tingle

Obedient Service

Obedient Service Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:16 Faith without works is not faith at all, but a simple lack of obedience … Continue reading Obedient Service