Completion

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6 ESV). I’ve always had the tendency to start something, get distracted by something else and not finish the first thing. It’s not that I don’t find the... Continue Reading →

Fear Not

“You whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, "You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off"; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,... Continue Reading →

Light

"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12 ESV). My family has made the trip into the depths of the Crystal Cave in western Wisconsin several times. It's a place of wonder, with... Continue Reading →

Upheld By The Lord

“If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, "My foot slips," your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul”(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭94:17-19‬ ‭ESV‬‬ emphasis mine). As disciples, Jesus followers, we... Continue Reading →

Desperation

"Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, 'My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.' And he went with him"... Continue Reading →

My Hiding Place

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.... Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope! Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!” (‭Psalms‬ ‭119:114‬ , 116-117 ESV‬‬) Last Thursday... Continue Reading →

How Quickly We Forget

“And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, 'Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?'” (Mark‬ ‭8:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬) ‭‭There are things that... Continue Reading →

He Holds Your Hand

"For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you'" (Isaiah 41:13 ESV). As an Army brat, I had the privilege of living in some great and interesting places. Among them was the three years spent on the Hawaiian Island... Continue Reading →

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