Discovering God’s Names: Everlasting Father

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“And he will be called … Everlasting Father” Isaiah 9:6, NIV   What characteristics make a Father special? He’s always there. He listens and cares. His eyes are tender toward his children. He loves well. The list could go on and on, but God fashioned each of us with different preferences, various personalities, and so […]

Seven Questions to Ponder the Past & Prepare for the Future

“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.” Luke 11:9, NASB Dear Readers, I find it overwhelming to peruse the past year and set goals for the new one. Maybe that’s because I’m a detail person, which causes me to feel I […]

Doing Life: Loving the Afflicted

photo credit: Desperate via photopin (license)   ” He laid His hands upon her; and immediately she was made erect again, and began glorifying God.” Luke 13:13, NASB I wonder why she was there. This “daughter of Abraham … whom Satan … bound for eighteen long years” (Lk. 13:16), happened to be at a synagogue […]

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. […]

Doing Life: Choosing the Good Part

photo credit: IMG_9308 via photopin (license) “And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet.” Luke 10:39, NASB Maybe Mary was weary.  New Testament life surely required effort simply to survive, and not having a husband could have made provision more difficult. When Jesus came, […]

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