Gifts of the Spirit

A life changing gift of God is the Holy Spirit.  Spiritual gifts are given so that every Christian can experience the joy and fulfillment of God working through them. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is initially evidenced by speaking in a heavenly language. “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive…

Wisely Question

Can I find relevance in words that were written over 3,500 years ago.  Do I belong in this chaotic world, or would I fit better in another place?  Is it possible to frame an understanding of all creation with mere words? Who was it that asked over 3,300 questions in the oldest, most controversial book…

Brotherly Love

The Bible is a book to be read, assimilated, and integrated into our daily life. We are to take the Word of God seriously, it is relevant, it is the truth, and it is full of wisdom and warnings. If these are the last days, what does that mean for you and me? No single…

Rain on me

October 27, 2019 it rained hard in San Nicolas. The rainbirds, the harbingers of crystal clear droplets to come will emerge to sing again next May.  The drizzle will return when dew drops well up in the atmosphere.  A tradition that can be counted among all of our blessings.  Before the pour, the sprinkle lets…

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…