Shopping with Jesus in Mind

Therefore, let us off through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. (Hebrews 13:15-16) I hope each of you had an amazing Thanksgiving. Last week HERE I expressed […]

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

I don’t know what happened, but Thanksgiving is here! Just yesterday it seemed a month away and now out-of-town guests show up next week! The holidays are here, and sadly, the to-do list is threatening to steal my joy so I am going to take a deep breath and remind myself of a few things. […]

Does God want to burst your bubble?

Maybe so. The phrase, “living in a bubble” is fairly common. In the world of social media, it is used to describe the algorithms that serve up the information we most enjoy — movies we like, opinions that match ours, messages from people we want to follow, and political messages that suit us. If we […]

Are we responsible for other people’s thoughts?

Sometimes, I believe we are. The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. Proverbs 18:8 What is a choice morsel? The Greek word is laham, which means to swallow greedily. Another phrase is “dainty trifles.” Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance says “choice morsel” means to wound: properly, to burn […]

We should be the best in the world at these.

Relationships Every person in the world engages in relationships as a necessary part of life, though the health of those relationships varies. As Christ followers, we are to be striving more than any other people group to be the absolute best at creating and maintaining relationships. Why? Because God’s name is attached to our reputation, […]

How important are family lines?

Extremely important! The bible is filled with evidence that family lines are important to God. Many pages have large spaces dedicated to careful tracking of genealogies, descendants, tribes, names, births and deaths. Such detailed accounting indicates God has selected each birth date and knows the span of our lives before we are born. Your eyes […]

When I Envy Others (A Reminder)

Quick! 1. Think of a famous person. 2. Think of a wealthy person. 3. Think of a powerful person. 4. Think of a person you deeply admire. What do they all have in common? They are like grass. I Peter 1: 24-25: As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a […]

When Waters Rise

Hurricane Ian created a path of destruction this week across Cuba and the Florida pan handle before heading to South Carolina and landing there Friday. Hurricane Fiona decimated Puerto Rico last weekend. Millions are still without electricity. The Tsunami in Thailand in 2004 inspired a movie and people still talk about it. A flood in […]

Will throngs attend our funeral service?

Probably not. My husband and I tuned in to watch portions of the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II this week, a woman who reigned as queen for 70 years and 214 days, the longest of any British monarch, the longest recorded verifiable female head of state in history, and she was served by more than […]