Thanks for joining me as I study God's Word & share thoughts, as well as personal stories. I'm not a Bible scholar, nor was I an English major; but, hopefully you can still enjoy my writing with any imperfections you see. Please feel free to leave comments. I welcome all feedback.
This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible about David, so I am going to share the whole thing. It is 1 Samuel 26 (TLB): “Now the men from Ziph came back to Saul at Gibeah to tell him that David had returned to the wilderness and was hiding on Hachilah Hill. So … Continue reading Wisdom Waits
(Recommended Reading: Psalm 139) Jesus our Lord is with us - always and forever - like it or not. He is not uncomfortable anywhere. We can take Him to the best of places or the worst of paces and He still hangs with us. He still loves us. Jesus had a very humble beginning here … Continue reading Everywhere We Go
Recommended Reading: Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48 My article on June 26, 2022 was titled “Just A Touch”. Part of it referenced the story of the woman that was healed as the result of touching the hem of Jesus’ garment. (You might want to look back at that article.) This morning my daily devotional … Continue reading Boldness Wins
Recommended Reading: Matthew 14:1-33 Reality! We all face some hard times, scary times, sad times - those “bumpy roads” that we have to cross over or maybe even have to maneuver down for a somewhat extended period of time. There are those people (we all know at least one of them, I am sure) that … Continue reading Bumpy Roads
Recommended Reading: Genesis 42-46 I never fail to be fascinated by the story of Jacob’s son, Joseph. He was the firstborn son of Jacob’s most favored, desired and beloved wife, Rachel. He apparently was the favorite among his brothers and they strongly resented him because of it. If you are familiar with this story, you … Continue reading Grace and Blessings
(Scripture references from the NIV) A few years ago there was a book published that resulted in the “Lean In” movement. It was primarily to encourage women to be more assertive and strive to be leaders rather than followers. It sounded good on the surface but became a very controversial movement that people either loved … Continue reading Leaning In
As frequently happens, I was inspired today by my devotionals for the last few days. The scripture passage they have been based on is Matthew 7:7-11. Jesus speaking in a couple of those verses said this: “‘Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you … Continue reading Life Is Good!
I have been reading the book of Jeremiah for a while now and it is an amazing story of one of the greatest prophets of his time. So many of the things I have read speak to me deeply and I just wanted to share some of them with you - maybe someone else out … Continue reading When Called
Recommended Reading: The Book of Ruth When the idea for this article came to my mind, I thought about the Peanuts cartoon and the character that I pictured in my mind that always had a dark cloud over his head; but, I couldn’t remember his name, so I did an online search. Well…turns out that … Continue reading The Joe Btfsplk Syndrome
You have likely heard the old saying “Do as I say, not as I do.” I did a bit of research on the source of that old saying and this is what I found: “Model yourself after my instructions, not my actions. The phrase implies that the speaker is imperfect and makes mistakes, so one … Continue reading Do As I Say, Not As I Do