Surrender See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death. Those who stay in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; but those who go out and surrender to the Chaldeans who are besieging you shall live and shall have their lives as a … Continue reading Surrender
God the Spirit, Part 1
God the Spirit, Part 1 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. John 14:2-26 The three persons of the Trinity … Continue reading God the Spirit, Part 1
Love Hopes All Things
Love Hopes All Things Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things… … Continue reading Love Hopes All Things
Strength Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11 My father received … Continue reading Strength
The Fingerprint of God
The Fingerprint of God But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand … Continue reading The Fingerprint of God
The Truth About Truth
The Truth about Truth Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32 When I first learned the truth about fertilizer, I was aghast. How could … Continue reading The Truth About Truth
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 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