We Need A Little Christmas NOW!

Scripture No enemy attacking the walls, but peace everywhere. No crime in our streets. Yes, happy are those whose God is the LORD {Jehovah}. ~Psalm 144:15, TLB Quote As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in His peace. ~F.B. Meyer I am reading through the Psalms in the NiRV and I read Psalm 144 yesterday. It…

Spreading Cheer

Scripture Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. ~Proverbs 12:25, NLT Quote Worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil. ~E. Stanley Jones It is human to worry. Even Jesus dreaded the cross. Jesus said in Luke 12, “I have come to bring fire on…

The Tabernacle

Scripture The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ~John 1:14 (CSB) Quote God is omnipresent: He transcends and inhabits His creation. He sees all, He hears all and He knows all. It is impossible…

What’s In A Name?

Scripture When they were still some distance from Bethlehem, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult…With her last breath ​— ​for she was dying ​— ​she named him Ben-oni, but his father called him Benjamin. ~ Genesis 35:16-18 (CSB) Quote The sorrow which now grieves you will someday be turned into glorious…

Despising Others

Scripture He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else. ~Luke 18:9, CSB Quote Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up. ~Jesse James God, in His infinite wisdom, revealed the good news to the Bethlehem shepherds instead of revealing…

The Power Of Faith

Scripture Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.  ~Matthew 21:21, NLT Quote Faith can move mountains:…

Merry Christmas

Scripture And Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of grace and truth. ~John 1:14, Living New Testament Quote We are never more like God than when we are giving. ~C. S. Lewis I love CHRISTMAS, always have and probably always will. It’s not just the gifts,…

The Antichrist

Scripture  “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”  Psalms 2:3, NLT Quote The first duty of every soul is not to find its freedom but its master. ~P.T. Forsythe Over the years Psalm 2 has become, if not my favorite Psalm, the one I refer to most and…

I Heard The Bells On Christmas

Scripture And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” ~Luke 2:13-14, NKJV Quote Our cultural elites can say what they wish about CHRISTMAS but without JESUS there would be no holiday of this…

In His Presence

Scripture You always show me the path that leads to life. You will fill me with joy when I am with you. You will give me endless pleasures at your right hand. ~Psalms 16:11, NIRV Quote Pain is temporal, JOY is eternal. ~Friedrich Schiller I often wonder what it would have been like to have…