Jesus knew the ensuing chaos of a world where He was not welcomed or wanted. He could foresee the world in which we, his followers, would temporarily reside until His return to Earth…and He prayed. “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because … Continue reading Confidence In Chaos, Part Two
History is sprinkled with a few who defy normalcy. A handful of individuals who have left a legacy of an aurora-like experience to life. One so unique that their days spent on earth comprise a category all their own, in contrast to the billions who have called earth home.Moses was such a man.Life began in … Continue reading Defy Normalcy
Many of us would probably verbally affirm that God is enough. However, do our daily choices reflect the fact that He is enough? Few passages deliver as powerful a blow as II Samuel 12:7, when the prophet Nathan confronts David after he [David] impregnated his loyal follower’s [Uriah] wife and had him strategically placed on … Continue reading When God Isn’t Enough
How do you respond to unexpected occurrences…especially situations that you had every reason to believe would go smoothly…but didn’t? Jacob’s sons returned from Egypt with food in hand…and a story to tell: “Then they went to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan and told him all that had happened to them, saying, ‘The … Continue reading Fear or Faith? Paralysis or Progress?
Thoughts turn like the pages of a skeptic’s encyclopedia. Troubled times seem more like a series of pantomimed clues in a game of charades. Has certainty been shaken?Everyone’s mood more weathered than the change of seasons. Maybe it’s just the spring showers cascading a deeper hue of grey, hiding the rainbows from view. But, let’s … Continue reading Stalwart, yet Silent
The human mind gets lots of attention, and with good reason. Human emotions capture lots of attention, and with necessary reaction. But, at the core of the mind and emotion is a force immovable unless the human self allows persuasion. Motivation to act is a direct cause and effect of the human will. Life is … Continue reading Wills at Odds
God is a sun, to light our life, and a shield to protect. Whether life is challenged by the terrors of night or the brazen wrongs of the day, God will enable us to ra’ah (intellectually observe) His salvation. If faith and truth are figurative to a shield, then trust is the handle by which … Continue reading A Shield, Not a Crutch
Part (2 of 2): Part 1 title Estranged from the Womb. Help for Life Indeed, life is often grievous, full of lamentations, and suffering. The prophet Jeremiah was overwhelmed with emotions. He was compelled to express his cause of confusion before the Lord in a very raw and unfiltered way (Jeremiah 20). There are times … Continue reading Help on the Way