The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Genesis 3:3 “but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, … lest you die.’” The 1999 film “The Sixth Sense” gave rise to the catchphrase “I see dead people.” In this movie, a 9-year-old boy claims to see and talk to...
Why That Tree?

Why That Tree?

“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and tend it. The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may freely eat; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [o]eat, for on the...
The seed of the Gospel in Genesis 1

The seed of the Gospel in Genesis 1

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Genesis Chapter One ~ the most read chapter in the Bible and possibly the most read chapter of any book in the world by all those of good intent.  What fresh insights might I gain as I begin,...
Interesting or Interested?

Interesting or Interested?

James 1: 19 (ESV) Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; The immediate context of James 1:19 is anger that is incompatible with the righteousness of God. As I thought about James’ admonition to be “quick to...
Responding to God’s Love

Responding to God’s Love

“Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love.” 1 John 4:8 Interestingly, many people profess to know the character of God — He is love. And because God is love, they are free to do anything they want. “He will understand,...
Take Time with God Alone

Take Time with God Alone

From Matthew 14:13 Take time with God alone. Shut the door and mute the phone. In the silence, you will find A renewed spirit and peace of mind. When the kids and concerns and griefs bring compression, Draw from the well of boundless compassion. You can’t pour...
Inside Herod’s Head

Inside Herod’s Head

From Matthew 14:1-12 Herod shakes his head in disbelief, Another sleepless night with no relief. The party, the guests, the dance so beguiling, The oath, the request, there would be no denying. As sleep flees the night, the head looms so gory. Now whispers, now...
Like Little Children

Like Little Children

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my...
Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 We may not know how long we are to live on this earth, but each day we have ought to be a day with intention. When we number our days, we won’t live as if we are swept by a schedule we...
Presents for the King

Presents for the King

Make vows to the Lord your God, and pay them; let all who are around Him bring presents to Him who ought to be feared. Psalm 76:11 Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Psalm 96:8 In ancient times, it was a necessary...