Satan Has No Right 39

Blog #39, for November 15, 2018 God, in his mercy, rescued me from the mess I got myself into, back in 1981. Therefore mercy is my focus in this long blog series. I learned a lot about God’s mercy from … Continued

Now I Can Praise You #18

Blog #18 for August 30 I like to highlight parts of the Bible that are meaningful to me. In my RSV Bible, the entire chapter of Isaiah 12 is bright red with the note, “This is true for me now” dated … Continued

Review and Summary of How God Rescues From Messes (1-14) #15

This is #15 in a blog series called How God Rescues from Messes.  Mercy is when God forgives us, rescues us from the messes we’ve made, and lovingly restores us. Since the book of Isaiah became so meaningful to me … Continued

Picture of Redemption, part 2 (#13)

August 14, 2018 (#13 of series) God ‘s plan of redemption (aka God’s plan of salvation) began with Adam and Eve. It is like a red thread stretching throughout the Bible to tell about the Messiah. From Abraham on, in the … 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

Learning to Trust #3

After being rescued by God’s mercy from the captivity of sin (justification), most Christians learn gradually to trust God better as they grow in Christ (Sanctification). The personal experience I told of in my June 18th blog, which helped me learn to trust … 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

Hope From a Merciful God (Segment #2 of Rescued by Mercy)

  Isaiah is called the evangelical prophet because he preached good news. Do you need good news? Have you ever felt like you were in a mess and didn’t know how to get out? Then you know how I felt. … Continued