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 →
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 →
My Thoughts for the Afghanistan People.
Today my heart is heavy. It's been heavy the last few days as news of the Taliban takeover has reached me. As I read news of the Christians, my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, who are fleeing or hiding from the threat of death that hangs over them. The situation makes my heart and... Continue Reading →
...God does not give him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit!John 3:34 God doesn't allot us a certain amount of His Spirit every day and if we use up the amount, that's it, no more. God pours out His Spirit without measure. Our operation within... Continue Reading →
God’s Timing and His Perfect Way.
Today I want to tell you a story about God's timing. We all know that God's timing is often not in line with what we think it should be, but if we let everything work out according to His will and timing then the reward will be far more than we asked for. Psalm 18:30... Continue Reading →
Respecting My Husband.
God taught me something today. Well, it's been over the last few weeks but I finally got it today. Respect for my husband. Husbands are told to love their wives and wives are supposed to respect their husbands. (Eph. 5:22-23;25) I think I do a pretty good job of that, at least in the big... Continue Reading →
My Faith Story
Everyone has a faith story. Whether you grew up in an idyllic home or not. Whether life has seemed too easy for you or you've struggled every day to survive. Whether you've fought an addiction or illness, been to the depths of the pit, or not. Everyone has a faith story. This is mine. I... Continue Reading →
Attacked by Anxiety.
This week I'm going to have to do something I haven't done in a year. I'm going to have to get dressed, put on makeup, fix my hair beyond a messy couch potato style, and go out in public. I am lying if I say I am clam and collected about the whole thing because... Continue Reading →
Rejoicing in Darkness
I was perusing through some of my old bible studies and I came across one from Isaiah 9:1-3 and I felt like it was so appropriate for us in this season of uncertainty and darkness. There is so much despair and fear and fighting, it's easy to forget that God is still present and still... Continue Reading →
Called to Move
This past week, over and over I am seeing the reminder to not be selfish, to not be self-centered, and to extend God's love selflessly. I know that it's a fight during normal times. When fear is pounding on our door demanding to come in, the easiest thing is to shove everything in front of... Continue Reading →