Month: December 2019

The Mistakes of 2019

Failure.  It’s instinctive to handle it poorly.  Because of that, it’s impossible to see 2020 as a clean slate if I’m not at peace with my yesterdays. What are the wrong ways to handle failure?  There are at least two. 1. Underestimate it. When I … Continue reading The Mistakes of 2019

Predicting How God’s Miracle Will Look

Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.  Genesis 22:8 Abraham set out for Mt. Moriah with faith.  His faith, however, did not include the appearance of a real lamb on … Continue reading Predicting How God’s Miracle Will Look

He Won’t Share These!

Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God. Revelation 19:1 God is jealous for His own glory and won’t share it with anyone. It’s not because He’s stingy, nor is He a narcissist, but it's because we were created to worship, not to … Continue reading He Won’t Share These!

The Little Reconciler

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ.  2 Corinthians 5:18  What a package of explosive potential lay in the manger.  He was the little Lamb and the little Shepherd, each one offering life altering implications for those who needed a … Continue reading The Little Reconciler

Learning Impairments

Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.  Psalm 119:73 Just as there are developmental impairments in children, learning impairments exist in God’s children as well.  Each of our stories render us incapable of learning certain kingdom … Continue reading Learning Impairments

The Little Shepherd and Overseer

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.  Isaiah 40:11 When an ancient king from the east made a trek through a … Continue reading The Little Shepherd and Overseer

Why Peace Doesn’t Come

The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in Thee.  Isaiah 26:3 In the past, when my mind was unsettled, I prayed for peace.  When I was plagued with distrust, I prayed for peace.  When I felt God was unfair, I prayed … Continue reading Why Peace Doesn’t Come

Little Lamb of God

"Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" In response, Abraham prophesied, "My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together". Genesis 22:7-8  Let’s go back 2,000 years.  … Continue reading Little Lamb of God

Dazed By God’s Glory

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them.  Luke 2:9 Oh, to be chosen to witness the glory of God being made manifest all around me.  The shepherds didn’t ask to see it, didn’t try … Continue reading Dazed By God’s Glory