February 1, 2016 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay … Continue reading A Wide-Open Door for you..
January 29, 2016 “… because he will save his from people from their sins.” Matt. 1:20 The Message You need saving. It’s not a word or image we like to think about very much. At first glance it seems beneath us. “I” should be able to make life work if only “I” have the resources … Continue reading What Jesus knows about you
“The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.” John 8:36 The Message Your heart longs for freedom. Your life craves freedom. Your mind searches for freedom. The freedom Jesus is offering you is not a reward for your efforts … Continue reading Are you living free?
January 27, 2016 “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 There is … Continue reading What does your day hold?
January 26, 2016 “He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant, but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right.” Isaiah 42:3 The Message There is nothing in your life that surprises God. Your broken parts … hidden bruises … hidden wounds … unhealed messes … weathered … Continue reading How far will God for you?
January 25, 2016 Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, … Continue reading Desert treasures …
January 22, 2o16 “God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. he didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all.” Romans 8:3 … Continue reading Who knew God’s specialty…
January 21, 2016 “Entering into this fullness is not something you figure out or achieve. It’s not a matter of being circumcised or keeping a long list of laws. No, you’re already in – insiders – not through some secretive initiation rite but rather through what Christ has already gone through for you, destroying the … Continue reading No add ons.. or surprises
January 19, 2016 “What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for..” 1 Peter 1:3 MSG You’ve been given HOPE .. a living hope .. an indwelling … Continue reading Inseparable …
January 18, 2016 “My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master, now live him.” Colossians 2:6 The Message What an incredible calling upon your life today: to live Christ. The great secret has been revealed .. declared .. and shared. Christ … Continue reading Alive today….