Where do I fit?

In John chapters 14 and 15, Jesus is saying goodbye to His disciples. Chapter 15, starting with verse 18 continuing to verse 25, Jesus warns the disciple that they will be despised. As followers of Christ, we are often despised. We do not belong to this world. Yet we must live in this world.  We... Continue Reading →

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The unspoken hope

John 14: 1-4: Verse three, Resurrection's unspoken hope. No matter how bad things seem in this world, we know that someday Jesus will return. That we will be with him in Paradise.     John 14: 1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house... Continue Reading →

Push the “reset” button

I started today filled with good intentions. I started out by posting about being blessed because Jesus is alive.  Then I started running errands with the intent of spreading cheer.  Bank, that went well.  I wished her a Happy Easter. I moved up the highway, first driver cut me off, turn up KLOVE.  second driver... Continue Reading →

What is better than free?

Galatians 2:21:  Grace, what is exactly is grace?  Grace is forgiveness without any strings attached. What do you mean no strings attached?  Don't I have to do good works?  Don't I have earn my salvation?  Thank goodness NO. Seriously do you think you could actually do enough to earn Salvation?  I know I couldn't.  I... Continue Reading →

Sometimes chaos wins but that it not the war

There are so many books written about how to hear the voice of God.  But not much is written concerning attacks from the evil one.  No the evil one is not omnipresent, he does however, have many minions.  They roam the world seeking to exploit our weaknesses our insecurities. Are they constantly attacking anyone person?... Continue Reading →

Can I really feel peace and joy every day?

Hebrews 12: 22-24:  To those of you like me, suffer from periodic periods of feeling down, hopeless; we need to remember this:  We have come to Mount Zion. We are children of the King.  Through Jesus we can tap into complete joy and peace. I know all this with my head, getting it to my... Continue Reading →

When you have lost that God given feeling of PEACE

1 Peter 5b-6: Don’t be proud and cast your cares upon Jesus.  These verses are warning us against even working closely with people who are proud.  Recently I found myself caught up in a training program which promised to teach me how to be a better public speaker and writer.  I did learn a few things. ... Continue Reading →

Why is it so hard to have Faith?

Luke 8:22-25:  We are talking about understanding the word.  Take this for example, we know that at least 4 of Jesus' disciples are experienced fishermen.  This passage mentions a squall: a sudden burst of winds around 40 mph,  which does not last.  It does not say a terrible storm, a hurricane.  The point is at least 4... Continue Reading →

Unforgiveness, just let it go

Last night I went to see the movie “The Shack” last night with some friends.  During the movie, I felt some of my own hate boil up. Anger I had been harboring against someone for something they said.  The bad part, it is someone who does not even know me.  The other thing that happened... Continue Reading →

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