When Freedom Takes a Journey

When Freedom Takes a Journey

The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat!  We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we...
Burning Hearts

Burning Hearts

They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 Two of Jesus’ disciples sadly walked toward Emmaus, their sandals kicking dust upward. Was Jesus the Messiah or...
Every Day a Good Day

Every Day a Good Day

Lord, how can I glorify You today? I find this simple, one-sentence prayer quite impactful. Woven in this prayer is the aspect of taking our eyes off ourselves and on to the One who matters the most. Also, there is intention; a purpose.  A day is not wasted simply on...
The Voice of Experience

The Voice of Experience

Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? Job 12:12 The people of Israel had high hopes for their new king. Would the son of Solomon be like his father? Would he be wise in his ruling? Israel under Solomon’s reign was a Kingdom of...
Encourage to Empower

Encourage to Empower

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thess. 5:11 Everyone needs a word of encouragement. Around us, people may be grieving or are stressed out; others might be feeling hopeless and numb. We forget that sometimes,...
The Author & Finisher of Our Faith

The Author & Finisher of Our Faith

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” – Isaiah 40:8 There are times when God highlights specific verses to us, making Scripture leap from off the page and into our spirits. We know deep down that these words are not just...
Trustworthy with Much

Trustworthy with Much

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 16:10 Has God entrusted us with little or with much? Do we have wealth? Do we have property? Not all of us are...
He Is in the Boat

He Is in the Boat

Moods. Aren’t we guilty of allowing our circumstances to dictate our mood? A morning of accidentally burning our toast or of being cut-off while driving means a response of lightning, thunder, and hail. We start scowling, snapping at everyone, paying attention to...
Glory Revealed

Glory Revealed

Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said. –John 11:38-39a Lazarus had already been dead for four days. By all accounts, he was not only dead but VERY DEAD. Therefore, it was...
The Arrow of Intimidation & False Prophecy

The Arrow of Intimidation & False Prophecy

As Nehemiah and his fellow Israelites started to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, intimidation arose. Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite released words that were like arrows: “What are those feeble Jews doing?” “What they are building—if even a fox climbed...