Mouthing Confessions of Faith

“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” Matthew 15:8-9 NIV The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were hypocrites, for they professed one thing but did another, as a matter of practice. Jesus said that they were good at … Continue reading Mouthing Confessions of Faith

Spirit and Life

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 ESV In this life, we eat physical bread to satisfy physical hunger. The bread Jesus is talking about here is not physical, though, but spiritual. He is our … Continue reading Spirit and Life

Barnabas Award II

November 5, 2019 “You have been chosen for this recognition because of the encouragement and inspiration you bring to your readers.” I want to thank Gail  and Maxine  for this nomination. They are both very sweet women of God who love God and who love others. And, they see something in me that not everyone … Continue reading Barnabas Award II

Our Eyes on Jesus

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1a NIV The great cloud of witnesses, I believe, are the heroes of the faith of Hebrews 11 who have gone before us. They have set the example … Continue reading Our Eyes on Jesus

Not Worthy of Him?

Jesus, in sending out his 12 disciples to go and to proclaim the kingdom of heaven, gave them a list of instructions, and he also gave them some warnings. He told them that he was sending them out as sheep among wolves, so they were to be as wise as serpents and as innocent as … Continue reading Not Worthy of Him?

Stable and Steadfast

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the … Continue reading Stable and Steadfast