Hedges and Thorns

Photo by Hunter Harmon on Pexels.com The things of this world are foolishness to the Creator of this world, but to mankind the things of this world are good, pleasant and desirable. Success, beauty wealth how could we not call those things good? And herein lies the confusion since the beginning of time, between what…

The Virgin Birth

do you believe it's possible? The virgin birth is hard to swallow. For some people it's easier to file this 'Christmas miracle' with the Marvel movies. It's simply hard to grasp that God and man could collide in one form. But then again there have always been throughout history hard to believe facts and figures.…

Faith or Fear

Luke 23:50-53 Joseph was a member of the council, a good and righteous man. He was from Arimathea; a city of the Jews and Joseph was waiting for the kingdom of God. This is Joseph. From these statements in Luke 23 we can conclude, Joseph had a reputation, he was involved with both politics and…

Reflecting Christ

Luke 23:44 I cannot understand the full scope of God crucified by men and yet simultaneously with men. I cannot understand why in his final hour the Lord was consoled not by the perfect righteousness of God above him, but by the fallen sinner beside him. I cannot grasp how or why we as men…

Refiner’s Fire

Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com “Then one of the seraphim having a live coal which he had taken with tongs from the altar and he touched my mouth with it. Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away and your sin purged.”- Isaiah 6:6-7 The removal of sin is painful. from…

Have Mercy

Photo by Jenna Richardson on Pexels.com I was vacuuming my living room floor, under chairs, over rugs and between tables legs. The sound of the vacuum was loud and the canister heavy, it kept falling over if I moved to far away. Must clean – oh God clean my childrens hearts. AS I ran the…

Sexual Sin Weakens Faith

Judges 16 I have read the account of Samson and Delilah many times, it is a sad tragedy of a mighty man losing his strength to deceptive beauty and a lover who betrayed him. Its so perplexing and incites many questions in my heart every time I revisit this particular story. Such as why was…

The ache of lonely

Luke 10:38-42 It was Martha who welcomed Jesus into her home. ‘Lord do you not care …my sister has left me to serve alone…’ I hear loneliness in Martha’s plea to the Lord. Typically, this verse is interpreted to juxtapose busy preparations with quiet learning to teach a lesson about work with faith. however, when…

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving begins in the heart not at the table. For all of us this year thanksgiving looks different. But when I read from chronicles this slightly overused but true verse, give thanks to the lord for he is good. I realize we are not instructed to give thanks for our good things, but for HE…