Is the devil real?

“I cannot believe I thought such an awful thing!” Why do we wrestle with dark thoughts? What compels us to speak bad about others? Is it something in us, or someone attacking us that makes us wish harm on others? How about when some stranger is bursting with laughter and we snicker “how ridiculous!” What…

Watering Seeds

Have you lost your color and hope? Is your inner pain a secret to be kept in the shadows? Do you think the Raven is more blessed? Has the garden of your soul wept and dried up beyond repair? Could it flourish again with a wee bit of attention? Does nature have the potential to…

Ears of the Heart

Picture a set of ears attached to your heart. Got that? Ok, now ponder deeply, do our ears actually do the hearing? Or does our mind hear what we select and then through our intellect, we translate the meaning? The wisest man known to have ever lived asked God for a discerning heart, a heart…

A Narrow Gate

We often convince ourselves to take a particular direction. With confidence we believe  that the path we are on is the right one. Many travel down a preferred road without a thought about eternity. The Truth warns us “Push yourself through the narrow gate. For wide and broad is the road that leads to destruction,…

A Time to Sing

In October of 2018 a group of 23 people from across the globe  travelled to visit historic places in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was born, lived, died and was raised from the dead. This once-in-a-lifetime experience deepened the meaning of “Christ in me, His hope for glory.” These worship songs were taped live at the…

1st and 2nd PETER

Peter is the rugged fisherman who gives us hope. As he matured in faith, we marveled at his courage to walk out to Jesus on water, then shortly afterwards we heard him deny Jesus three times.  Peter is the same man who confessed boldly; “You are the Messiah, the Christ”. By God’s immeasurable grace, Peter…

Elation

Trails leading, His voice calling, the absolute of Love spell binding. A calmness stills me, His Presence engulfs… Consumed, submerged in the delight of drowning The world is hushed, alas I’m living! Elated, taken up into the eternal, beauty beyond words. Tranquilized as One in His gentle embrace, Oh the sweet allure of His eyes,…

Exodus

The book of Exodus is the national history of the Hebrew people.  God’s redemption plan included His Way of salvation for all the nations of the world.  His plan has been in place before the foundations of the world. “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in…