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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Is it really about the pain?

Every day the news - Pain Pain Pain ugly ugly ugly.  Oh sure some of the reports spend three minutes on an upbeat story.  We listen to pain battles, my pain is bigger than yours. Well I want to talk about Joy.  On the heel of Easter, Jesus is alive. He arose. There is no... 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 →

Psalm 31:1-5: Trust in the Lord

I have had people thank me for writing about being down. It seems many struggle.  That is why God gave us David. David struggled, but he always turned it back to God. I think that is the key, Give it to God. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;     let me never be put to... Continue Reading →

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Was your week long? It is worth it

It has been a long week.  But we all have long weeks. Sometimes it feels as if every week is long.  Over the past few years, I have learned it is more important that we don't neglect our relationships just because we are busy.  Not just our relationships with our immediate family, but during those... Continue Reading →

Uncomplicated

Did you pray today?  For some praying is hard.  I think it is because we complicate it.  We hear the elaborate prayers and hear how elegant they sound.  We feel as if we can not duplicate that.  You know which prayers I mean the ones that start Oh Father God. The truth is prayer is... Continue Reading →

The ramblings of a Crazy

It has been a hard few weeks.  I thought that when the holidays were over things would get back to what would return to some semblance of normal.  I know that normal really is a state of mind. However, I frequently feel there is nothing normal about running around putting out fires. Then I heard... Continue Reading →

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