Category Archives: Jesus

Hope for Parents in the Middle of July

This gallery contains 1 photo.

It is now the middle of July and the kids have been home for long enough to spend time with you, unstructured valuable time, take part in educational or sporting activities, relax a little, help around the house, and read.  … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Are You Rightly Understanding Jesus?

This gallery contains 1 photo.

My son-in-law is from Brazil, therefore English is his second language and he doesn’t always understand our idioms.  At a family birthday party recently a family member said to him, speaking of his one-year-old son who had not managed a … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Cheer up!

This gallery contains 1 photo.

What cheers you up?  A beautiful day, a good night’s sleep, an evening spent with people you love, or a restful vacation? These are wonderful gifts, and they never fail to cheer me up. “Cheer up” isn’t the first expression that comes to mind … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Living the Resurrection

Easter weekend this year was emotional for my husband and me.  Friday and Saturday we attended the visitation and funeral of a good friend from my college years.  We celebrated his life and mourned his death. On the way to the funeral … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Eagerly Desiring the Last Supper

This gallery contains 1 photo.

If you were the key to a great mystery that had been in the works for all of human history, would you eagerly await your opportunity to reveal it?  Me too. Jesus eagerly desired the last supper with his disciples. He knew what was … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

God’s Highest Willingness

This gallery contains 1 photo.

“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance.  It is laying hold of his highest willingness.”  Archbishop Trench I find this quote extremely helpful.  My prayers are often based on an unspoken assumption that God must be convinced to answer.  He is not reluctant to answer … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Remind Yourself of what Jesus did for You Every Day

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Do you know what Jesus did for you?  You might know that he died for your sins and that if you follow Him you will go to heaven when you die, but do you know that He gives you power and forgiveness … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

We Fail; God is Faithful

This gallery contains 1 photo.

How many of us can claim to always have made good decisions, to have consistently been kind, thoughtful and considerate of other people, and to have honored God above ourselves?  Obviously, that is a rhetorical question. We fail.  Regularly.  Thank … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Would Jesus Commend Your Faith?

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.”  Hebrews chapter 11, later labeled the “Hall of Faith,” goes on to describe many heroes … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Christmas is Behind Us; Its Reality is With Us

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Christmas is behind us.   It was wonderful, and I am astonished once again at what God did for us.  Good family memories, fun stuff, and a few cookies are its left-overs.  It is almost time to take down the decorations, (a chore no … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments