The Name

“‘Father, glorify your name.’ Then a voice came from heaven: ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.’” John 12:28, ESV Last week I posted a scripture to introduce the direction this blog will be taking for the next couple of weeks (at least). I want us to focus on the glorification of... Continue Reading →

The Name Be Glorified

Today I would like simply to share with you a brief passage of scripture. My intent is to get you thinking—to prepare your hearts to receive from the Lord a renewed understanding of our relationship to the Name of Jesus. I hope to expound on this matter in the coming weeks. “…when he comes on... Continue Reading →

A Few Survivors

"If the Lord of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomorrah" (Isaiah 1:9 ESV). Sodom and Gomorrah were wicked towns, chock-full of wicked people. It was so bad in these places that God sent down fire to consume them and everyone in them. He... Continue Reading →

Can These Bones Live?

“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold,... Continue Reading →

Dispelling The Shadows

In every scary movie ever produced we are reminded that danger resides in the shadows. Shadows move mysteriously as the light changes, providing a powerful allure. We take comfort in the light, but still we are curiously drawn to the shadows. Shadows are grainy, indistinct, and distorted versions of reality. They provide an image, but... Continue Reading →

Just In Time

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” Hebrews 4:16 ESV Do you ever feel as though God is just out of reach? Like He’s distant at the times when you really need Him? Or, as comedian... Continue Reading →

Firm Foundation

“…if you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭7:9‬ ‭ESV).‬‬ The world has tried to sell us a bill of goods. It wants us to believe that the most important thing is self-esteem. It wants us to think that we need to embrace who we are, whether or... Continue Reading →

The Little Foxes

“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” (Song of Solomon 2:15, ESV) We American Christians, slowly but surely, have begun to unstitch the threads that hold together our faith. Rather than taking pains to reinforce that stitching, we make little daily choices that threaten... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Look At A New Thing

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19, ESV) I have heard this verse used a many times since the beginning of my faith walk with Jesus. It was, in my observation,... Continue Reading →

One Body

“But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:18-20, ESV) “An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly... Continue Reading →

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