“Imagine what it must be like to face death without the assurance of salvation, to handle sickness without the comfort of prayer, or to deal with uncertainty without the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Imagining can help us be more like Jesus.” ………… Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism “When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion … More Imagine facing death…
Christmas is a time of wonder, excitement, anticipation, beauty…… and stress. This year particularly. We’ve all had our share of curveballs, cancellations, and complications. Tired of a dragged-out pandemic. Often we give gifts. Including gifts of our time, our talents, ourselves, our homes, whatever. What about giving the gift of sharing with those close to … More Unpacking the Gift of Reality, “I’m not ok.”
This world, when it was created in its very good state, was susceptible to pain, shame and suffering. Interesting that this same world was delivered through pain, shame, and suffering. This world is a fallen world. Fallen from its original very good state. It has been subjected to sin and evil and is a world … More Pain, shame, suffering… and Deliverance?
This is a ‘guest’ post from Lisa Quintana, copied with her permission, from her website, https://thinkdivinely.com/. She has some great posts; I encourage you to visit her site. In this post she gives some clarity at a foundational level as to the reliability of the Bible. I thought it was well written and worth sharing. … More Why the Bible is Reliable
I wonder if in the challenges and frustration of isolation God is teaching us that for too long we isolated Him to the margins of our life. It was often, “Not now Lord… I’m busy!” And all those things we buried ourselves in… fell to the wayside when crisis hit. Closed. Due to COVID-19. We … More Easter Isolation and Pondering Eternity
Not everyone who meets Jesus is commanded to follow Him in the same manner. Take two instances that are shared with us in the Gospel of Mark. In Mark chapter 5, ‘a man with an evil spirit’ meets Jesus. This man lived naked in tombs, and couldn’t be bound, though people tried – even with … More Go Tell… or Go Sell