God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:5b-6Charlotte’s Web is one of my favorite stories. It was the first book I ever cried reading. It was also the first time I understood what the word “humble” meant. Of course at the time I thought that it had something to…Read More
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 12 I hate surprises. Not to the extent that I want to know what my Christmas presents are before I open them but I really don’t like it when someone calls me to say, “Hey I’ve got something for you. I’ll be dropping it…Read More
I feel a little like the church lady when talking about this topic. Not one of my favorites but one that needs to be addressed none-the-less. The question I usually get from youth is “If God created everything, where did evil come from?” I look directly at the teenager asking the question and say, “It comes from YOU!” Okay I don’t make it sound that scary but the truth is that it…Read More
When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. -Luke 22:45 Why is that that I always miss things the first hundred times I read them? The first hundred times that I read Luke 22:39-46 I just thought that it was late and the disciples fell asleep. I am just now realizing that they fell asleep because they were exhausted from sorrow. Maybe…Read More
Its all about ME!
Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful. – 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 (The Message) From the moment I was born, the world has been focused…Read More
Famous Last Words
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827 Josephine…~~ Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor, May 5, 1821 I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.~~ Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957 Et tu, Brute?Assassinated.~~ Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor, d. 44 BC Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.Spoken to her husband of…Read More