Meaning of Christmas

The Deep Meaning of Christmas   December 27,2018 What does Christmas mean to you? I mean, the deepest meaning? For me, it is this: “God took on flesh, born as a man, born to fulfill the heavenly plan. Jesus atoned … Continued

I Will Restore You, Part 2 #48

#48 for Dec. 18 During the 1980s when I was still suffering the emotional trauma of those two divorces and the disastrous consequences of my wrong choices, these words were like salve to my soul: “Do not be afraid; you … Continued

Heart-rending Questions #24

#24 in series for September 25, 2018 There’s much devastation in our world and has been in every age. There continue to be wars and rumors of wars, starvation, unemployment and many other problems.  “Is there a way to life? … Continued

Lessons in trusting God #23

When I think of trust, I think of a little child jumping off a porch into her father’s arms. She knows he will catch her. Another time she may show trust by accepting father’s advice when it goes against her … Continued

As Pure Gold #21

Do you think of trials and tragedies as punishment? Like when people treat you wrong or accidents happen? When tempted to be angry at God for things he allows, think of what Joseph went through, (Gen. 37-50). His brothers sold him … Continued

God’s Judgments #19

Since June, this blog series has told how God rescues people from their messes. Yes, He is merciful. He doesn’t want to judge people (according to Isaiah), but would rather restore us to health and happiness. However, sometimes he must … Continued

Do You Have Abundant Life?

During a certain, long ago period in my life, I felt a cloud of despondency envelop me from day to day. Loss of loved ones, chronic illness, and a general feeling of failure kept me from enjoying life and feeling … Continued

Gems From My Clutter #2

A “gem” for writers is a precious group of words cut and polished to convey deep meaning and beauty and to make a person think. For instance, this one is a quote from a Pureflix movie called God’s Compass:   … Continued

Why is it so important to trust God?

I believe all the problems in the world stem from lack of trust in God. Do you think that’s too bold a statement? Think of it. Before sin, the Garden of Eden was beautiful—a perfect place to live. Adam and … Continued