Tag: christian hope

OUT OF THE CHAOS 06.30.2020

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. But when …

out of the chaos 05.07.2020

Have you ever longed for something so much you could taste it? Like when you make plans for the weekend and all week, you long for Friday. Now it’s Friday and you just can’t wait for the clock to say 5:00? Your longing will soon be fulfilled! I understand longing for the thing that meets …

out of the chaos 05.05.2020

Monday morning I retreated to my deck for some quiet time with Jesus. I have often closed my posts with the priestly blessing from Numbers 6. It goes like this: May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace. …

20/20 VISION

I admire people who overcome great obstacles to become people of character and resilience. I marvel at the fortitude they show in pushing through even when there is opposition of some sort. Dave and I recently watched “Harriet,” a movie about Harriet Tubman. Her commitment to helping slaves find freedom despite peril to her own …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 04.15.2020

Good News! If your taxes aren’t submitted yet, no worries. They aren’t due until July 15. You’re welcome! Scripture tells me I have an adversary that “prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (I Peter 5:8) He also “accuses me before my God day and night.” (Revelation 12:11) Our response to …

Daily Reads 03.04.2020

Darkness. Terrifying to some due to the unknown. What might be lurking in the shadows? Will I be safe in the dark? To others, it is a place of safety. In the dark, I can’t be seen. In the dark, I can hide. In the dark, I can let down the walls and facades, even …

Daily Reads 02.23.20

May your Sabbath rest today be filled with images of Jesus and pictures of hope firmly anchored in his love for you. Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash

Daily Reads 02.17.2020

Hope. Elpis. Confident expectation. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 Hope – looking forward with confident expectation – is a necessary element of successful living. What causes you to lose hope? What puts your hope on hold? If hope is the light that illuminates …

Daily Reads 02.08.2020

In the Ancient Near East, settling a new area required three factors to be present: water, food and safety. In 2 Samuel 5, David becomes king of all Israel and moves to the City of David. This city, according to antiquity was located in the foothills of the mountains surrounding Jerusalem. The drawing factor of …

Daily Reads 02.06.2020

For many years, I used my wounds as an excuse. An excuse to live in a place of hurt, depression and shame. I didn’t see any way out and it wasn’t my fault anyway, at least that is what I told myself.. After all, things were said to me. I was overlooked, not chosen. But …