No More Grave Clothes

April 29, 2011 “…  And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” Colossians 2:12 New Living Translation Putting on Grace Clothes …? Your new life requires new clothing. Your Father in heaven would never consider dressing you in your past. … Continue reading No More Grave Clothes

April 28, 2011 “You’ll get a brand-new name straight from the mouth of God. You’ll be a stunning crown in the palm of God’s hand, a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God. No more will anyone call you Rejected, and your country will no more be called Ruined.”Isaiah 62:2-4 The … Continue reading

From Graves to Whales

April 27, 2011 “I knew you were sheer  grace and mercy, not easily angered, rich in love, and ready at the drop of a hat to turn your plans of punishment into a program of forgiveness.” Jonah 4:2 The Message The God who drops a lot of hats …? There is a truth about God … Continue reading From Graves to Whales

April 26, 2011 “.. We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand — out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our … Continue reading

Becoming Free

April 25, 2011 “Then he shouted, Lazarus, come out! And he came out, a cadaver, wrapped from head to toe, with a kerchief over his face. Jesus told them, Unwrap him and let him loose.” John 11:43-44 The Message Becoming free …? Jesus told his disciples (and us) that “our” new command was and is … Continue reading Becoming Free

Extra Room

April 22, 2011 “So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the  universe — people and things, animals and atoms — get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his … Continue reading Extra Room

April 21, 2011 “It is useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know He enjoys giving rest to those He loves?” Psalm 127 the Message Are you living in His giving …? Rested .. Affirmed .. Work weary .. Life stressed .. God … Continue reading

What is Jesus About …?

April 19, 2011 “Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humiliating process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death — and the worst kind of death at that — a crucifixion.” Philippians 2:7-8 The Message The Jesus Road (3): What … Continue reading What is Jesus About …?

Everyday Living

April 19, 2011 “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.” Romans 12:1 The Message … Continue reading Everyday Living

God’s Great Sell Off

April 18, 2011 “I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.” Isaiah 43:4 The Message The Jesus … Continue reading God’s Great Sell Off