I was asked this question today in a tongue-in-cheek way. The questioner was trying, in a less predictable and more humorous way, to find out a bit about me. Do you hate the question, “What do you like to do for fun,” as much as I do? Rather than my answer revealing the unique and … Continue reading What Do You Do for Amazement?
Category: Child of God
There are devotional books whose daily readings I review year after year. One of these is God Calling, edited by A.J. Russell. The writers of the book remain anonymous. Every year something in my life draws my attention to a new message in the familiar words. The passage for May 31 included an encouragement to … Continue reading How to Connect Your Heart to God
Sin. It’s a very unpopular topic, but it’s impossible to talk about God and His Plan of Salvation without addressing the elephant in the room. If we were not separated from God by our lawlessness, why would we need a Savior? First, let me say that Jesus was clear. The topic of sin is not … Continue reading What is Sin?
Sweet Jesus, Life is unpredictable, but you are not! You are steadfast and reliable. I never know what a day might bring, but I know you will always be there, loving me and making lemonade from my lemons! Protecting and providing even in a hard situation. Yesterday I had one of those situations. My car … Continue reading God is There When You Call
Recently I flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma to spend a few days with my sister. It was wonderful to spend time with her, but travel is always fraught with inconvenience and uncertainty. Changes in routine are the point of leaving home but can still be unsettling. Problems begin with the flight, especially these days. I’ve booked … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home!
I’ve been reading The One-Year Chronological Bible and spending time with those rebellious Hebrew children out in the wilderness. After being led out of Egyptian slavery by a miraculous deliverance, their constant complaining drove God and Moses to wrestle more than once with the urge to wipe them out. Probably most annoying of all their … Continue reading Don’t Get Stuck in the Desert!
Today I have a special message just for you: GOD Loves YOU! I don’t know what is going on in your life, but Jesus does, and He cares deeply. I was prompted to share this with you today as I was reminded of a time a few years ago when He sent someone with this … Continue reading God Loves You. Really.
A while back, I saw video about an artist who created enormous silkscreen prints to express the joys of Christmas. These panels were elaborate, colorful images made by painstakingly layering color upon color to reveal breath-taking, light-filled scenes from the Nativity story. The concepts, design, and artistry were brought to life by many, many hours … Continue reading You are the Light of the World!
Christmastime is here! This year, the first advent of Jesus seems to have special meaning amid so much speculation that He will soon come again. This time of year, we read the words of Isaiah as we celebrate the Yuletide: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the … Continue reading The Promise of Christmas
Jehovah-Ra’ah – The Lord is My Shepherd When we think of God as our shepherd, we often picture a placid, passive fellow sitting motionless on a rock beside the still waters. But that’s not the job description of a shepherd. The shepherd is there to guard the sheep from predators and their own foolishness and … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 17