What is that in your hand? ∙

What is that in your hand? ∙ The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” – Exodus 4:2 Philippians 1:12-14  12 Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.  13 For everyone here, including theContinue reading “What is that in your hand? ∙”

The Christmas Truce ∙∙

The Christmas Truce ∙∙  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, hope trenches toward men. – Luke 2:14 Luke 2:10-11  10 “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.”  11 “The Savior – yes, the Messiah, the Lord – has been bornContinue reading “The Christmas Truce ∙∙”

Unworthy belonging ∙

Unworthy belonging ∙ Have mercy on me, O God, according to your lovingkindness. – Psalms 51:1 Psalms 51:1-7  1 A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone into Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out myContinue reading “Unworthy belonging ∙”

Bad girl, bad boy ∙

Bad girl, bad boy ∙ He has made us accepted in the beloved. – Ephesians 1:6 Romans 8:1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. How many of us grew up in dysfunctional families? One or both of our parents were over the top with harsh demands and judgmentalContinue reading “Bad girl, bad boy ∙”

We are called the children of God, and such we are! ∙

We are called the children of God, and such we are! ∙ See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. – 1 John 3:1 Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.Continue reading “We are called the children of God, and such we are! ∙”