At the inauguration of his public ministry, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, nothing in hand. Completely empty. Interestingly, Matthew 4:1 tells us Jesus, God-in-flesh, was led there “to be tempted by the devil.” All along this was part of God’s plan. Jesus then fasted and prayed for 40 days and nights… Continue reading
There’s a lot of days where I can get stuck in my muck. I go through the motions. I get up. Make my coffee. Shuffle the kids off to school. And then, do it all over again. I live in a perpetual Groundhog’s Day. However, I am learning that God has a purpose for me… Continue reading
You have a choice in how you live your life. You can choose to accept the spiritual gifts offered to you right now. You can choose peace in the midst of chaos. You can choose joy in the monotony. You can choose hope in bleak circumstances. You can choose forgiveness when undeserved. You can choose to love the unloveable. You can live like Jesus today.
Concerns about Coronovirus COVID-19 is running amok and the fear frenzy is starting to escalate. Face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers fly off the shelf, and people prepare to isolate. With all of the hype, I️ have noticed one thing…FEAR IS HAVING A HEYDAY! If you find yourself in this place, or someone you know, please pass this post on to them.
I️ know…yes, I️ know…I️ hear you. It’s too early in the Lent season to talk about JOY. It needs to wait until the end. It is the goal. The end. The grand finale. When Jesus is raised from the grave it results in an inexpressible, exuberant, uncontainable JOY. YES, of course, it does (or at… Continue reading
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love Ephesians 1:3-4 Today is Ash Wednesday. It is a… Continue reading