Read: John 7:3-5 I wonder what the expectation for the oldest child was in a Jewish family. In one resource it said, “Sons, especially the firstborn, were the guarantee of lineage and the promise of maintaining family holdings.”* Jesus’ announcement to his… Read More
Jesus was the first child to Joseph and Mary. He wasn’t, of course, Joseph’s biological son. Having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, Joseph took Mary as his wife and raised Jesus as raised his own son. He was known in the… Read More
I can’t help but think about family right now. As I scroll through Facebook, I see the well wishes to fathers and grandfathers and significant men from mothers, wives and daughters. Gratefulness for healthy families, silence when relationships are strained. We added… Read More
Change is inevitable but we are never asked to do it alone. God will always go before us into every situation.
Next week is Thanksgiving Day. Many of us will gather around a table with family and friends to celebrate and be thankful. The table will be filled with traditional holiday food of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, green beans
Gratitude. That is what I feel today. Gratitude that I am in Bali, Indonesia listening to waves slide silently across the ocean below me making a gentle crashing sound as they meet the rocks and return to sea. Gratitude as I watch… Read More
I am Beverly. I am a child of God — deeply loved, adopted as His very own child with a place at the Table and an Inheritance. (Galatians 4:4-7) I know that–in my head; it took a while to reach my heart…. Read More