But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. Genesis 33:4 NIV Recently as I was doing the Old testament reading for the One year Bible, I read this verse as I have many times before. But this time it hit me, Wait a minute, … Continue reading Esau, a Picture of Grace!
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” Mathew 7:1 My mother always used to say, ‘Believe nothing of what you hear and half of what you see’ and that was even before Photoshop! Now-a-days we see things all the time that misrepresent reality or the truth. With a few key strokes we can create misleading pictures like these. I … Continue reading Judge Not
Bitter pill, blind alley, blow, blunder, bringdown, bummer, bust, calamity, defeat, disaster, discouragement, downer, downfall, drag, dud, error, failure, false alarm, faux pas, fiasco, fizzle, flash in the pan, impasse, inefficacy, lemon, letdown, miscalculation, mischance, misfortune, mishap, mistake, obstacle, old one-two, setback, slip, washout. What do all these words have in common? They are all synonyms for … Continue reading [dis-uh-point-muh’nt]
Ok here we are again! This is why I added the Burning Bush Sighting category! If you are new, Burning Bush Sightings are postings about personal everyday experiences where God is CLEARLY saying something. (Check out Wall of Fire Post for more info) I just posted my Monday Post and Bible study last night entitled 3 Strikes You’re Out? It is about … Continue reading People of the Second Chance.
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV Well, another year has come and gone and it’s already resolution time again! Many look forward with hope and expectation while others surrender in self defeat before it even starts. … Continue reading 3 Strikes You’re Out?
Ok, this is what I’m talking about and why I started this website. Something will happen to me, I’ll have a conversation with someone or I’ll be thinking about something and then the very next time I read my Bible, God has something to say about it! Just like Moses knew God was talking to him when … Continue reading A Wall of Fire
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. Matthew 2:11 What is the best Christmas gift you ever received? Who gave it to you? When I … Continue reading The Gifts of the Magi
“and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7b One of my earliest memories as a child was being on a road trip with my dad, mom and brothers. We were in a large strange urban … Continue reading No Room in the Inn
“Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Luke 1:45 I have a confession to make. I did not enjoy every moment of every one of my pregnancies! Now as I am older, I wish I had. However, I can say the births of every one of … Continue reading Birthing a Dream
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. -John 1:14,NIV. When my daughter, Katie, was about 4 years old, she approached my husband with a quarter in her hand and asked, “Daddy, whose picture is on this money—is it Jesus?” With a chuckle, my husband replied, “No honey. That is George Washington.” Satisfied … Continue reading The Word Became Flesh