Who is that?

Who never departs from us? Who never ceases to surprise us? Who is everywhere we are? Who gives us courage? Who is always available 24/7 and Who is always for us never against us? Who consistently issues us mercy and grace? Who is extravagantly patient with us? Who intercedes in prayer for us? Who squeezes…

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,…

Hosea

What kind of love is this? Why was a holy man directed by God to marry a woman of the streets? Hosea lived in the time of splendor under Jeroboam’s brilliant rule and he obeyed God and married Gomer, a disrespected woman in town. Three hundred years had already passed since God promised king David…

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…

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…

Song of Songs

Now is the time to rejoice in the enduring Love of God for His people. The lovebirds in the Song of Solomon are people from two separate worlds. The Shulamite is the beloved maidservant who represents people on earth, while her Lover is the Shepherd who represents Jesus on earth. The chorus of friends, or…

Truth Spoken

Have you ever noticed the sparkle in a person’s countenance as they are being verbally touched by an expressed appreciation? Why are we hesitant to give such delight to our loved ones? The value of speaking love is incalculable, but it is our tone that often blesses or offends more than our words. A new…