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 …

The Open Secret …

July 11, 2016 “I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through … Continue reading The Open Secret …

It Makes You Wonder …

December 12, 2014 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 New American Standard A long time ago God told some slaves turned into priests to bless other slaves turned into “God’s Own Possession” : “The Lord bless you and keep you. The … Continue reading It Makes You Wonder …

Blood transfusions …

February 21, 2013 “If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all … Continue reading Blood transfusions …

June 11, 2012 “…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith …” Ephesians 3:16-17 New American Standard “If you are not wholly convinced that Jesus Christ is willing and … Continue reading

Whatever ….?

November 23, 2011 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me — practice these things, … Continue reading Whatever ….?

Refueling grace …

November 16, 2011 “Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope.” Romans 15:13 The Message God designed you to know His love. In the midst of a … Continue reading Refueling grace …