September 21, 2020

 “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above the nations of the earth.  And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obe...

September 14, 2020

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.  (Psalm 143:10, NIV)

My sending church in the States has us fill out an agonizing yearly review. Part of that review is to set a goal for the next year.  I confess that I usual...

September 8, 2020

 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser."  (John 15:1, ESV) 

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch can not bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me."  (John 15:4, ESV) 

Some of the m...

August 31, 2020

 “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18, NAS95)

In more ways than one this passage touches my life. Over time I noticed that Paul lives out of an energy and motivation...

August 24, 2020

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and having one mind.”  (Philippians 2:1-2, ESV)


August 17, 2020

 “O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; 
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, 
In a dry and weary land where there is no water. 
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, 
To see Your power and Your glory. 
Because Your lovingkindness is bet...

August 10, 2020

 “Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that he made to us - eternal life.” (1 John 2:24-25, ESV)

One of my favorite comic s...

July 27, 2020

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:15, ESV)

Love is one of those words that can become cliche to me.  It shouldn’t, but it does.  Of course I understand that loving others is important, so teach me something n...

July 20, 2020

“Remain in Me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me." (John 15:4, NIV)

These words from Pete Grieg have stuck with me throughout this season of lockdown, disruption,...

July 13, 2020

I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them. (John 17:26, NAS95)

You could say that I operate at a very slow speed. Or maybe my interior held too much chaos so that it took a very...

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