Month: August 2017

All I Have Left

The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words.  Psalm 119:57 How many times have I described the Lord as ‘all I had left’ – after something of great value was taken away?   “I lost everything and God was all I had.”  Really?  … Continue reading All I Have Left

Making Someone Feel Worse With My Good News

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12  Someone else’s shame is so easy to feed and I can do it without knowing it. How? By sharing my … Continue reading Making Someone Feel Worse With My Good News

Using What I Learned From a Religious Past

He [Jesus] said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Matthew 13:52 Every child of God should be … Continue reading Using What I Learned From a Religious Past

Becoming a Legitimate Fruit Inspector

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad … Continue reading Becoming a Legitimate Fruit Inspector

My Need To Make Someone Pay

Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  When he began to settle accounts, they brought to him a servant who owed him ten thousand bags of gold.  Because the servant didn’t have enough to pay … Continue reading My Need To Make Someone Pay

You Who Are In Heaven

So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore. Genesis 37:23 Joseph was stripped of his royal kind of robe. Jesus was stripped of his robe, too. The momentary humiliation didn’t change the … Continue reading You Who Are In Heaven

Hiding The Light Of The World

After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. Luke 2:46-47 Was it difficult for Joseph and Mary to give Jesus … Continue reading Hiding The Light Of The World