What the world sees …

November 7, 2018 “Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;  we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.  We always … Continue reading What the world sees …

Relaxing your grip..

November 1, 2017 “It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself?” Romans 8:11… The Message It’s not up to you any longer. You can put … Continue reading Relaxing your grip..

What do you have..?

September 18, 2017 “And He *said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they *said, “Five, and two fish.” …And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before them; and … Continue reading What do you have..?

4????’s

September 8, 2017 “… do you love me more than these?” John 21:15 The Message “Who do I love?” …  “Who will I miss?” … “How have I spent my life?” … “Am I ready for what’s next?”* 4 Questions: Maybe you’ve asked yourself these questions over time. Maybe they unfolded in a crisis or … Continue reading 4????’s

God’s always hiring …

August 10, 2017 “It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God’s way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: “The person … Continue reading God’s always hiring …

Is that it … believe?

June 20, 2017 “What can we do to perform the works of God? They asked. Jesus replied, This is the work of God — that you believe in the One He has sent.” John 6:28-29 Holman Christian Standard It’s the hardest work you do everyday: believing. You do it unconsciously over the smallest details: walking … Continue reading Is that it … believe?

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 …

When God undressed…

July 7, 2016 “When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst … Continue reading When God undressed…