Presence: God with Us

Dear Lord, You are Emmanuel, God with us. And Your presence makes all the difference in my daily life. Today contained challenge after challenge, pushing me to the edge of exasperation. Yet just as You reminded me in the pre-dawn hours, You are with me. I draw strength from knowing You’re near. By my side. Within […]

Christ’s Matchless Beauty

Being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed” (Romans 3:24-25, NASB). Dear Readers, The wording of […]

Strengthened by Grace

“Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were thus occupied were not benefited.” Hebrews 13:9, NASB We’ve just experienced a season of tremendous giving that’s accompanied by delightful foods. In no particular order, my […]

Where New Life Begins

“Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off…” Daniel 9:26, NASB The most lovely tree used to grace the woods across our street—I think it was a weeping cherry. It bloomed every spring, and I delighted in it’s delicate pink flowers. One year I took the photo above in order to capture its loveliness. I’m […]

Discovering God’s Names: Yahweh/Jehovah

photo credit: Bye Bye Sun – Marking the start of Yom Kippur 2012 via photopin (license)   “And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM,’ and He said ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14, NASB I’m fascinated God led me–just in […]

Doing Life: Where Are We Headed?

photo credit: Jerusalem via photopin (license)   “And it came about, when the days were approaching for His ascension, that He resolutely set His face to go to Jerusalem.” Luke 9:51, NASB Slowly He walked, pausing frequently to help needy people. His dirt-caked feet and modest appearance veiled His glory as He walked so many places. […]

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