I was reading in the book of Titus last week and since then I've been thinking of something Paul says in the third chapter. He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we have done, but because of His own compassion and mercy... Titus 3:5 AMP Now this is typical of the... Continue Reading →
A Land Not Sown.
It's been on my heart to re-post this revelation I had two years ago. There's something happening, the signs are all around, and I don't know who needs to read this, maybe it's me, but I hope this post will bring you the encouragement you need to keep pressing forward. I remember the loyalty of... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapter 20
Welcome back to my study on the Book of Job! Today we explore Chapter twenty in which Zophar the Naamathite responds to Job's previous speech. Right away we see where Zophar's focus is: on himself. Yet even so, God uses Zophar's speech to lay before us the truth and lies of sin and Himself. God... Continue Reading →
How Jesus Fulfilled the Law.
Throughout the Old Testament, there are prophecies signifying the coming of Israel's long-awaited Messiah. We know that those prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus' conception and birth. We also know that Jesus died as the final atonement sacrifice. However, have you ever thought about how Jesus brought the Mosaic Law to completion? I'll admit that I... Continue Reading →
Little Drummer Boy
Christmas Carols have really been speaking to me this year. Songs that I have heard for so many years are taking on a new meaning, and Little Drummer Boy is no exception. In this carol is the simple reflection of the Colossians 3:23. Whatever gifts we have, let us use them to honor God. Whatever... Continue Reading →
Are We too Full?
While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for her to give birth, and she gave birth to her Son, her firstborn; and she wrapped Him in [swaddling] cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no [private] room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 AMP The World Descended In those... Continue Reading →
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear? is actually one of the Christmas carols that inspired my first Blogmas post this year. I wrote a little bit about this carol in The Call of Christmas Carols. Today I'm breaking it down further, offering my thoughts on the context of the song and how it applies personally... Continue Reading →
Mary Did You Know?
I have always had a certain fascination, I guess you could call it, with Jesus' mother, Mary. She was a young girl, a teenager, engaged but unmarried, and yet out of all of the thousands of women God could've picked to bare His Son, He chooses her. I wonder what the people around her would've... Continue Reading →
The Call of Christmas Carols
They're here. Christmas music. I'm pretty sure when the clock struck twelve on November twenty-eighth, every other song was erased from the radio stations and replaced with Christmas songs. For the next four weeks it'll be the same songs sung over and over and over, in many different ways. For many that sounds like torture.... Continue Reading →
Are We Guilty of Selective Hearing?
On Monday morning, Hubby asked the kids if they would like to go to Chili's then watch fireworks this weekend. The keywords being this weekend. Ade turned to me and asked, "We're going to Chili's tonight?" He had half-listened to the conversation, picked out the words that interested him most, and tuned out the rest,... Continue Reading →