a journey through God's Word
Great tribute is given to Mary as the chosen mother of the Savior of the World… as should be. But what of the father that God had in mind to be responsible for the upbringing of His Son? How did he respond to hurt and betrayal? What action did he take in danger and testing? How did he...
This weekend is one of the most joyous of the Jewish feasts. Purim is celebrated in the Jewish month of Adar (usually March) to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews on the date chosen by lot or "pur" for their extermination. In honor of this feast, and in examining the meaning it holds for us as...
I went to an art/scrapbooking retreat last weekend, and discovered that my friend Joanna Pinkerton, has been making some incredible Scripture Doodles to correspond with the lessons at her church. Not only are the words of Scripture included in an appealing way, but each page very...
Studies show that the majority of Americans believe the events and stories of the Bible to be true, but don’t necessarily incorporate that truth into their behavior or decision making. What good are truths that don’t affect us? Do we even know what truths we really...
What sorrow for those who say
that evil is good and good is evil,
that dark is light and light is dark,
that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes
and think themselves so clever."
This is so...
“Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Faith is the substance of hope. It is what hope is built on. Without the foundation of faith, there is no hope, only wishful thinking. There are many things that I do not...
The Jewish wall calendar that I purchased for this year of studies on the Jewish Roots of Christianity tells me that today's date is 14 Nisan. This is the day, thousands of years ago, that the first Passover lambs were sacrificed. It was their blood that was spread on the...
My grandchildren are 2 and 3 years old. I wish I had a dime for every time I have pleaded with them, and my own children before them, to just “play nice”. No hitting, no shoving, and no snatching what the other person holds. I don’t have to read much in the news to find...
The value that I absorb from a study of Nineveh is that the truths of God are not determined by the knowledge and perceptions of man. Two hundred years ago, Nineveh was little more than a legendary place of mythical story, maybe akin to the stories of the...
When my daughter Abby was three, she started what would prove a persevering habit of coming to me when she had done something wrong with the sweetest of smiles, and the report that “Jesus loves me!” It didn’t take long for me to figure out that she was telling me that she had just tracked...
"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57