Real Freedom

June 16, 2011 “It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use your this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love, that’s how freedom grows.” Galatians … Continue reading Real Freedom

Wayward to Homeward

June 10, 2011 “I will heal their waywardness. I will love them lavishly. My anger is played out. I will make a fresh start with Israel. He’ll burst into bloom like a crocus in the spring. He’ll put down deep oak tree roots, he’ll become a forest of oaks! …. I’m like a luxuriant fruit … Continue reading Wayward to Homeward

God’s Annoying Habit

May 9, 2011 “For my part, I am going to boast about nothing but the Cross of our Master, Jesus Christ. Because of that Cross, I have been crucified in relation to the world, set free from the stifling atmosphere of pleasing others and fitting into the little patterns that they dictate,” Galatians 6:14 The … Continue reading God’s Annoying Habit

An On Time God

May 7, 2011 “Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. But God put his love on the line for us by offering … Continue reading An On Time God

It’s Not About You …

May 27, 2011 “But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” 1 … Continue reading It’s Not About You …

He’ll find them …

May 26, 2011 “So don’t be afraid: I’m with you. I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them in from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south: ‘Send them back. Return my sons from distant lands,  my daughters from faraway places. I want them back, every last one who bears my name, every man, woman, and child. Whom I created … Continue reading He’ll find them …

Hopelessness and Blessing

May 25, 2011 “When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said; “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have — bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him.” Hebrews … Continue reading Hopelessness and Blessing