Beyond Words

  Beyond Words Be still, and know that I am God!  Psalm 46:1a I am a man of too many words. I think in words, I speak in words, and, too often, I experience life through the filter of words. I attempt to capture beauty in words and in doing so I invariably lose much … Continue reading Beyond Words

Been There, Done That

  Been There, Done That “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and … Continue reading Been There, Done That

What Time is it?

  What Time is it? But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. Mark 13:32-33 Earlier this week I thought, “It is time to start writing a Life Note for … Continue reading What Time is it?

Failing Successfully

Failing Successfully Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. Matthew 19:30 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye … Continue reading Failing Successfully

Rules of Forgiveness

Rules of Forgiveness As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything … Continue reading Rules of Forgiveness

A Disturbing Intruder

  A Disturbing Intruder What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and … Continue reading A Disturbing Intruder

The Time of Trial

The Time of Trial Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41 Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane with three of his disciples. It is his last night on earth, and he came to the Garden … Continue reading The Time of Trial

Dust to Dust

Dust to Dust By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:19 Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. It lasts for 46 days and is … Continue reading Dust to Dust

A Box of Chocolates

A Box of Chocolates Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common … Continue reading A Box of Chocolates