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!
Category: Good News
Are you broken? Does it feel as if your life is 5,000-piece puzzle, dumped out of the box, its lid long gone along with its clues as to what to make of this mess? Good news! The One who designed you, crafted you, and sent you out into the world has the blueprint, the tools, … Continue reading Keys to a Blessed Life
It’s Christmas! Time for gifts! If you're lucky, you'll receive a pile of presents and nestled among them will be the perfect one! The item you’ve longed for, the one that will light up your existence, lift your burdens and make you sparkle! That’s a tall order, but it’s a wish most of us carry … Continue reading The Best Gift Ever
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.
I put my bathroom scale in the attic today. It seemed like the only way to stop an upward trend of the numbers it’s been reporting. I went on a couple of trips this fall, and the change in routine set my weight on the rise. Maybe putting away the scale seems like sticking my … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes on the Prize!
Elohim Ahavah – The God Who Loves The central characteristic of God’s nature is love. The Apostle John states that He is love itself (1 John 4:7). Paul tells us that the love God has for us is too wide, long, high, and deep for us to fully comprehend. It is certainly the attribute that … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 30
Yehoshua (Jesus) – Yahweh Saves Jesus. What a beautiful name it is. What comfort, healing, and love are bound up in that name. What power and majesty. It is the name given to save us (Acts 4:12) from a never-ending life of tears and trouble. While we live on this earth, it is a sanctuary … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 27
Elohay Selichot – God of Forgiveness When someone is urged to forgive another who has hurt them in some way, they are often urged to be “the bigger person.” One of the ways God shows His majesty and love is by willingly forgiving us. In Nehemiah 9:17, after listing the many grievances of the Hebrew … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 26
Magowr Chay Mayim – Fountain of Living Waters God describes Himself as the Fountain of Living Water, the source of Life. Jesus explained in John 7:37-39 that this Living Water is available to all who come to Him. The Holy Spirit takes up permanent residence in our hearts and this stream flows through us, bringing … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 24
Elohei Mishpat - The God of Justice We have been looking at the nature and character of God as described by His many names to see Him as the magnificent, loving, and all-powerful God He is. Some of those names remind us He is strong, He is faithful, He is on our side. But it … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 23