Psalms 147:3-5 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.” With tears and a scratchy voice my daughter said, “Daddy….I have a splinter. You told me that when I… Continue reading Splinters
Romans 8:11 “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” ESV Our front and back doors were drafty, so I decided to seal up gaps where… Continue reading Sealed-up Spiritual Life
One of my favorite stories: Proverbs 16:7 “When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” ESV I’ll never forget the story of A.C. Sorrell who was flying a P47 Thunderbolt over a hill in Europe, only to see directly in front of him an opposing… Continue reading Friendly Enemy Aircraft
Ephesians 2:13-14 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 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 Okay, I was cheap. For months my wife… Continue reading Onboard Peace
Genesis 8:21 “And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.’” ESV Sacrifice is a… Continue reading Never
Rom 4:7-8 "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin." ESV Our local grocery had ice cream on sale, two cartons for five bucks. The first thing I thought to myself was, “When I bring this… Continue reading Know Your Coverage
John 19:29-30 “Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” KJV My wood stove has a big glass on… Continue reading You are Clean
I kind of want to retitle this set of articles...The Cowtown Chronicles. I wrote these while working there with a great family. Until my book is complete, I'm recycling blogs from 2012-14. Hope you enjoy. This one is one of my favorites. Romans 5:19 “For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made… Continue reading Hermie’s Question.
(reprint 13', just made me laugh!) Colossians 1:13 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son…” KJV When I lived in New Zealand a minister from Australia came over to preach close to where I lived. We became good friends, and he said… Continue reading Oldie and Goodie time…. Have You Been Translated?
John 17:23 “I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” ESV Each one represents a significant experience, event, or both. I was looking for an insulated coffee mug that’d fit in… Continue reading God’s Coffee Mug