I am a Prisoner

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, -Ephesians 4:1       The Apostle Paul called himself a prisoner for the Lord and then tells other followers of Jesus to walk in a manner worthy of our calling. He found […]

The Danger of Itching Ears

 “…And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -John 14:4-6 “For the time is coming when people […]

Deliver us from Evil

“Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Matthew 6:9-13      Every […]

Life’s Joyous Complications-a Tribute to my Sister

     Eradicating Complication complicates things. We are not better off for it. Life’s complications are part of the journey. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11 Ulian Quinones, Arijeta Lajka CBS NEWS August 14, 2017, “What kind of society do you want to live in?”: Inside the country where Down syndrome is […]

May we be known by our Love

May the world know us by our love. Isaiah 43:7 “…everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one […]

I am an offender and I am forgiven

     We all have people in our lives who have offended us. God calls us to forgive them. In fact, He says if we do not forgive them, He will not forgive us. It’s a big deal. So, how do we do that?      The Lord’s prayer which Jesus taught his disciples to pray, begins […]

The Year of Vision!

  At the beginning of this year, I prayed to God to reveal His vision to us and to show us His glory. I think He is doing both.      This is the year of the pandemic and shutdowns, the year of race riots and discord, the year of economic devastation due to unemployment caused […]

Build a Palace

“…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. –Philippians 4:8        Each morning I read a section of a little book by Frank Laubach called Letters by a […]

All to God’s Glory!

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.-1 Corinthians 10:31      My husband and I had the great blessing of opening our home to a 23-year-old young woman from Taiwan and her mom and dad. Her parents had come to her graduation and they were traveling together […]

A Confident Pray-er

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has […]

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