My HOPE is HIGH

The Lord bless you and keep you יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ.The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you יָאֵר יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ The Lord lift up His face upon you, and give you peace יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹםBe healthy, stay healthy, be happy, be thankful, be encouraged,…

A WORD OF CHEER

Ahhh, let me hear you say “outstanding!”  Or tickle my ear with “that sounds marvelous!” Increase my joy by replying “what fun!” Fascinate me by your interest in the tale I told. “What a blessing that must have been!”  “We have two ears, and one mouth….let us listen more, and speak more about “their” positive…

Using a Gift

It is wise NOT to kick a gift horse in the mouth! Truth is we have all been given amazing gifts! Have you noticed whenever you use your special gift, time flys as you enjoy music, hosting, helping, cleaning, organizing, sewing, writing or encouraging others??? The following poem streamed through as I pondered the book…

Read and Learn

How to read the Bible and learn what God wants you to assimilate. Matthew Chapter 12:3-7 “Haven’t you read?” Jesus asked the Pharisees who were there to challenge the Author of every scripture. “If you had known what these words mean…” To suggest that the scribes and Pharisees had not read a portion of scripture…

Habakkuk

This is the prophet who asked questions and got answers!  Just like many people today, this bewildered man could not reconcile his faith in a righteous God with the troubling things he personally witnessed 700 years before Jesus. Living by faith is a challenge for all of us. The prophet Habakkuk articulates humanities frustration with…

Two Witnesses

The word “witnesses” is found 51 times in the New International Version of the Bible. The Hebrew Word for Witness is Ed and the Hebrew people conventionally use ED to describe the witness as the one who gives evidence or testimony of things or of people. To be a chosen witness means that we  profess Jesus as the Messiah and that we proclaim…

A Scholar’s Atheist

“I was at this time living, like so many atheists…in a whirl of contradictions.  I maintained that God did NOT exist.  I was very angry with God for NOT existing.  I was equally angry with Him for creating a world.”  CS Lewis was entirely knackered by the myth of Christianity.  He was an Oxford scholar,…