Merry-Go-Round

From our oldie but goodie series! 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;… Continue reading Merry-Go-Round

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Mephibosheth’s Marathon

Luke 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” ESV “Why don’t you straighten your left arm?” I lifted my sleeve and she gasped, “What’d you do?” “When I was six, I was Batman. I ended up with a double-compound fracture. The bone floated in the cast to the wrong… Continue reading Mephibosheth’s Marathon

Inside Job

Romans 2:29 “But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter.  His praise is not from man but from God.” ESV               September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed the world’s largest bankruptcy.  Bigger than General Motors, Washington Mutual, Enron, and WorldCom combined.  This 619 billion… Continue reading Inside Job

His Nature Made Peace with Ours

This is the 3rd time we have shared this meditation, we think this is an important one that will bless you again as it does us...enjoy! Ephesians 2:14 “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility…” ESV               I was… Continue reading His Nature Made Peace with Ours

Dealing with Stress

James 1:2-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,  for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. ESV               I bought my daughter some hermit crabs. As we drive home, I’m seeing crab arms,… Continue reading Dealing with Stress

Financed, Delivered, and Satisfied

 (an oldie but goodie!) Hebrews 6:17-18 “So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the prom the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have… Continue reading Financed, Delivered, and Satisfied

While You Were Sleeping

Acts 12:6 “Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison.” ESV               Two comical occasions of sleep recorded in the Bible despite the backdrop of peril amaze me.  In Mark four Jesus asleep… Continue reading While You Were Sleeping

When You Want to Throw it all Away

Isaiah 44:22 “I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.” ESV                 What do Stephen King and Jackson Browne have in common?               Answer:  Some curious soul redeemed the very work that would jettison their careers from a trash can.… Continue reading When You Want to Throw it all Away