Revisiting Mountaintops

Feb. 15, 2019 Sometimes the dreariness of winter can get a person down about this time of year. The excitement of Christmas and the high hopes of a renewed start in January are past. Now it feels like we just … Continued

A Prayer for the New Year

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Out of archive for January 1, 2019 Empower My Words  posted in: poem, Prayer, Purpose |  2 Empower my words, gracious Father, that I may proclaim thy truth! You who spoke and it came to be, you whose Word came to live in me, Grant … Continued

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

Do You Know The Suffering Servant? #45

Post #45 for Dec. 6 Isaiah 49-53  Hundreds of years before Jesus walked on this earth, Isaiah said a suffering servant, the Messiah, would come—an individual who would bring Israel back to God. God would be glorified through this servant. … Continued

I Will Not Forget You #43

Blog # 43, Nov. 29 Have you ever felt like God has abandoned you and forgotten you? I did feel that way for a time. But now I believe He says the same thing to us he said to Israel … Continued

Through It All, #40, Isaiah 43

Blog #40 for November 20 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you shall not be burned and the flame shall not … Continued

Utter What is Precious, Not What is Worthless

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 . . Therefore this is what the Lord says: “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; If you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman,” (Jeremiah 15:19, NIV). . This scripture had … Continued

What Does Christmas Mean to You?

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Each year I try to write a Christmas letter that tells something of the true meaning of Christmas. One year, my heart was quickened by the words in the familiar carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing. It astounds me that … Continued

How Does God Teach Trust (#2)

‘Rescued by Mercy’ is the category of seven blogs I posted in March and April. This is a follow up series about trusting God. The first ‘Trusting God’ blog, entitled “How does God teach his people to trust him” posted … Continued