Catering, Anyone?

Read Mark 6:31-46 Jesus had been teaching, and the people followed and listened.  It seemed that they couldn’t get enough of Him.  Now, they were out in a desert place, far from home, and their physical hunger became evident. The disciples saw the need of the people – over 5000 people.  They understood hunger, but…

A Safe Place

Psalm 61 –  When my heart is overwhelmed,  and my strength can’t carry me, When the darkness presses down, and Your light my eyes can’t see Lord, I lift my heart to You Reaching for Your mighty hand. You are mercy; You are truth. In Your grace I stand.   All Your mercies never fail….

Can You Iron a Bible?

If you are going to spill coffee on your Bible, Leviticus is a good place for it to land.  Leviticus is an important book in the Bible, but it is not where I spend most of my Bible study time. So, this morning I got up early to finish off Leviticus with my morning cup…

Here I Raise My Ebenezer

I love the old hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.  I especially love the phrase that reads “Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I’m come.”  That part of the song is a reference to the story found in I Samuel 7, particularly verse 14. I Samuel 7:14 Then Samuel took a stone, and…

Seven Things to Wear that Won’t Go Out of Style

Who would have thought that I would one day call the 1980s the ‘good ole days’?  The fashions that I like to wear are way out of style by today’s standards.  I sing music that was contemporary in my teens but is now classic, and I date myself by the references and examples I use…

Three Thoughts from Hebrews 11

If we want to leave a legacy, we should live our faith. (Hebrews 11:4) Faith doesn’t always reveal the destination, but it always starts a journey. (Hebrews 11:8) When the patriarchs of the faith left their country, it was no longer on their mind.  Instead, they looked ahead to a new life, a new home,…