Hold on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 1 Timothy 1:19 In Bible times, the most devastating tragedy imaginable was the shipwreck. It was comparable to an airplane crash in our day. Some of the greatest disasters even in recent history … Continue reading Shipwrecked
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus. Mark 10:51-52 NIV The other day, I came across these Colgate ads . . . If you were … Continue reading How’s Your Spiritual EYE-Q
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6 The story is told about a store manager who overheard his clerk tell a customer, “No, ma’am, we haven’t had any for a while, and it doesn’t look as if we’ll be getting any soon.” Horrified, the manager came running over to the customer and … Continue reading Just As He Said
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10 I have recently come to the undeniable and somewhat painful conclusion that there is a positive correlation between one’s age and the amount of time spent looking for lost objects. Today, this was absolutely confirmed when I was looking in every pocket and crevice of … Continue reading LOST AND FOUND
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘freedom’? For some it might be the lyrics in our national anthem—“Land of the free” or the … Continue reading FREEDOM, FREEDOM, FREEDOM!
Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8b I have a confession to make. I have been more influenced by the sitcom, Seinfeld, then one should probably admit in public. For example, recently my husband and I were driving home from out of town and the gas tank was on empty. Crazily, the thought crossed … Continue reading Regifters
Rejoice in our confident hope. Romans 12:12 NLT In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, it is hard to press on with our Christmas celebratory traditions. Apparently, those in Newtown felt similarly and have purged the town from its Christmas decorations out of respect for those who are mourning. Weepily, I worshipped during our Sunday morning worship … Continue reading Shepherds,Why This Jubilee?
“Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Luke 1:45 (This past week we celebrated our One-year “Birthday”! After being “pregnant” with the dream for fifteen years, Better Off Read Ministries was born in December of 2011. I thought it would be fitting to repost Birthing A Dream, which … Continue reading Birthing A Dream-Revisited
They will bear fruit even when old and gray; they will remain lush and fresh. Psalm 92:14 CEB Samuel Ullman penned these words in his poem Youth: “Youth is not a time of life – it is a state of mind . . . Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People … Continue reading A Twinkle In Your Wrinkle
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6: 7-8 For this week’s post, I had planned on doing a light-hearted humorous piece … Continue reading Petty Theft