It is Good to Remember These Things …

One of my favorite Hallmark Series is “Signed, Sealed and Delivered,” which details the imaginary lives of four postal workers in the Dead Letter Office in the Denver Post Office.  A partial translation of the Latin inscription on the silver handled “Dark of Night Award” mug is “. . . it is good to remember […]

Not by Might, Not by Power

A favorite verse of mine comes from an Old Testament prophet named Micah. He says this: “He (God) has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8, NASB). At first glance, this […]

Be Ye Glad

As I watched the Kendrick Brother’s documentary, Show Me the Father, I was touched by the segment on The Father’s Blessing. It described the need that everyone has for affirmation in their lives by those who love them!  It’s hard to really see ourselves from another’s perspective.  What a blessing it is to receive affirmation […]

Forsaken

Have you ever been forsaken? Have you ever had all your friends and family abandon you? Have you ever been “left out” or “excluded” from a group? It is not a good feeling. It is a very lonely experience. And Jesus experienced it too. The major characteristic of Christ’s ministry on earth was His oneness […]

What do you expect to see?

In Matt. 11:7-11 (NASB), Jesus has just answered questions from John the Baptist, who was in prison and sent word from his own disciples as to whether Jesus was the “Expected One”.  Jesus instructed John’s disciples to tell him what they had seen and heard.  Then Jesus spoke to the crowds about John the Baptist […]

New Year Resolutions for 2022

Food for thought – Perhaps we should change our expectations and agendas for this new year and adapt the concepts in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NASB). There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every event under heaven – A time to give birth and a time to die; a time to […]

The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

Oh, little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by Yet, in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light. The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight. . For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above; […]

This Year Christmas is Different for Me

We are in the season of Advent, waiting for the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, to be celebrated in two weeks. In years past, we have had the Christmas spirit flowing through our veins – buying presents for our children and grandchildren, decorating the house, preparing a Christmas letter to go with the Christmas […]

I Shall Not Fear

One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley […]

When Peace Like a River Attends My Way

Watching the news on TV or social media and/or reading newspapers gives us little or no sense of order or peace in today’s world!  Rather, it gives us a sense of bewilderment and fear that so many major things have gone wrong in such a short period of time and no one seems to be […]