The Real St. Nick

October 20, 2017 “Late one night he visited Jesus and said, “Rabbi, we all know you’re a teacher straight from God. No one could do all the God-pointing, God-revealing acts you do if God weren’t in on it.” John 3:2 The Message Nicodemus showed up at night. He didn’t want to be seen. It might … Continue reading The Real St. Nick

Exiled One-ders

July 20, 2017   “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not calamity to give you a future and a hope … Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you … You will seek Me … Continue reading Exiled One-ders

B-rated lives …

June 15, 2017 “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. He won’t tire out and quit. He won’t be stopped until he’s finished his work—to set things right on earth. Far-flung ocean islands wait expectantly for his teaching.” Isaiah 42:3-4 The Message He … Continue reading B-rated lives …

Meet your new neighbor …

May 25, 2017 “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Holman Christian Standard You know what generous looks like when … Continue reading Meet your new neighbor …

55 Undeletable Words …

September 9, 2016 “And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be … Continue reading 55 Undeletable Words …

THE WAY OF JESUS…

August 5, 2016 “But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe — Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise.” … Continue reading THE WAY OF JESUS…

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

Room by room …

July 1, 2016 “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 NASB Just think about all the things that clutter up your insides. There are mental closets stuffed with … Continue reading Room by room …