Christmas is coming! As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year". It's the time of the year when for many, we can put aside some of our petty differences and share some "Christmas cheer" with people around us. We seem to be a little bit more generous in donating to worth … Continue reading December 5th, Tis the Season and here’s a reason.
Matthew 5:12-13 "Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you." It's not easy being a faithful obedient Christian these days. … Continue reading Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." God calls us to know, love and serve Him. He gives us this ability out of His infinite Love for us. This ability is called free will. The opposite of free will is not love, but rather would be … Continue reading Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”
Drought is defined as, "a prolonged absence of something specified." Interestingly it also defines it an an archaic sense as, "thirst". I'd be lying to you if I said I haven't experienced spiritual "droughts" from time to time. My personal feeling is, that even the holiest of holy men and women throughout history have experienced … Continue reading February 28th, Spiritual Drought
If you're not a Catholic, then you probably have never heard or read this story. It comes from the second book of Maccabees. Why 1st or 2nd Maccabees are not in a Protestant Bible is for a whole other day. The short answer is, Martin Luther said they and along with five other books weren't … Continue reading November 22nd. Mom’s, Faith, and Martyrdom.
Luke 18:35-43 As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." He shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!" The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to … Continue reading November 20th, Blindness and my Grandpa
Romans 5: 12,15b, 17-19, 20b-21 Brothers and sisters: Through one man sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned. If by that one person's transgression the many died, how much more did the grace of God and the gracious gift of the one … Continue reading October 24, Jesus picks up the pieces of Adam’s mess.