He never forgets …

August 1, 2016 “Remember these things, O Jacob. Take it seriously, Israel, that you’re my servant. I made you, shaped you: You’re my servant. O Israel, I’ll never forget you. I’ve wiped the slate of all your wrongdoings. There’s nothing left of your sins.Come back to me, come back. I’ve redeemed you. Israel 44:21-22 The … Continue reading He never forgets …

Right out in the open …

July 28, 2016  “It happens so regularly that it’s predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, … Continue reading Right out in the open …

God’s favorite song…

July 25, 2016 “Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got … Continue reading God’s favorite song…

Help guaranteed …

July 24, 2016 “It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this trouble for angels. It was for people like us, children of Abraham. That’s why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he … Continue reading Help guaranteed …

July 20, 2016 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good;  his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5 English Standard God has opened a way of life through Jesus that creates thankfulness in areas of your heart and spirit once scarred by sins .. failures … Continue reading

Time-tested advice

July 19, 2016 “In conclusion, my brothers, delight yourselves in the Lord! It doesn’t bore me to repeat a piece of advice like this, and if you follow it you will find it a great safeguard to your souls.”  Philippians 3:1 JB Phillips There are so many voices competing for your heart. Everyday starts with … Continue reading Time-tested advice

Hands off …

July 18, 2016 “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the … Continue reading Hands off …

Starting off right …

July 14, 2016 “If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be … Continue reading Starting off right …