Month: August 2018

What Should We Believe?

Life is full of choices – what to eat, what to wear, what job to take, or what career to follow, who to marry – if we marry at all. But there are even simple decisions that we make every moment. While there is really no known way to measure it, it is estimates that

Blessings For God’s Faithful Servants

Scripture: “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us- so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.” – Psalm 67:1-2 Observation/Application: The more that I read scripture, the more that I am convinced that God wants to bless us. But not everyone

Do You Love Me? Feed Me!

Scripture: The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” – John 21:17 Observation/Application: Jesus asks Peter three

The Air That We Breath

Scripture: “And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’.” – John 20:22 Image courtesy of: Alba Soler Photography Observation/Application:  When Mary Magdalene saw and spoke with Jesus in the tomb after he had been crucified, the disciples who were not there were not sure what to make of the situation. They

Fire, Water, and Stone

Scripture: “Is not my word like fire’, declares the Lord, ‘and like a hammer that breaks a rock into pieces?'” – Jeremiah 23:29 Observation/Application: Today’s word reminds me of how I often feel God’s presence when I am out on the country, enjoying nature and God’s beautiful creation. WATER: When we go out to enjoy nature,

Can We Live a Life Free From Fear?

Scripture: “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” – Psalm 112:6,7 Observation/Application:  The Word tells us that if we are righteous, that we will not be shaken. We will have no fear. Our hearts will

A Tree Planted by a Stream

Scripture: “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and

Fruit of the Vine

Scripture: “I am the vine; You are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 Observation/Application: In John 15, Jesus teaches us that we are the branches, and that God is the vine. As branches will wither an

Is It Possible To See God?

Scripture: “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” – John 14:21 Observation/Application:  Many people struggle with believing in God because they cannot see and talk to Him in a