“What a Wonderful World”

Principles from Psalm 15 –  Psalm 15 is only five verses long, but the psalmist packed some important principles for life in those few short stanzas. He begins the psalm with a question for God – “Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1)  The principles below…

Playing with Fire

Proverbs 4 We play with sin like a child plays with matches. We rub against the world, and it feels good. “No harm,” we say. So, we venture a little closer, excusing habits and actions that have the potential to maim and destroy.  “All in good fun,” we say. But we don’t see the ignition…

Empowered Life

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. There is –                                                             certain, absolute therefore –                                                          because Jesus Christ has delivered me from the body of death now –                                   …

What Was I Thinking!

Esau and Jacob – the twins.  Esau was born first, but Jacob was holding onto Esau’s foot when he came out.  Jacob’s name means ‘supplanter’ or ‘he who supplants’, and he pretty much lived up to that title.  Esau’s name means ‘hairy’, so you can guess what he looked like at birth. As they grew…

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…

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,…