Our Obligation

“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, 'The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me'”... Continue Reading →

Great and Hidden Things

“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (Jeremiah 33:3). I can remember when my children were young and their appetites for knowledge were insatiable. With eager anticipation they presented their queries at seemingly twice the speed of sound. I don’t know... Continue Reading →

By the Measure

“But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift” (‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). There are times when I feel sorry for myself. Sometimes it's the unrelenting pain. Sometimes it's regrets about decisions made, or actions taken or not taken. It usually doesn't take too long , however, before I... Continue Reading →

Wisdom Wednesday: Purity

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:9-11‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I'd like to introduce a new... Continue Reading →

Weaknesses

“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV). We all have our comfort zones for the variety of activities... 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 →

No Good Thing!

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving!

"Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift" (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭15‬ ESV)! Have you ever been given a gift that took your breath away; a gift so amazing that you had no words? Maybe it was kind words from an unexpected source, or a thoughtful, selfless act done on your behalf. If you are a... Continue Reading →

Walk In Love

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV). We often describe the Christian life as a journey, or more specifically a walk. I believe there are good reasons for that. When... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: