Throwback Thursday: LISTEN (Lent 2017)

“for gaining wisdom and instruction;    for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,    doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple,    knowledge and discretion to the young— let the wise listen and add to their learning,    and let the discerning get guidance— for understanding proverbs and parables,    the sayings and riddles of the wise.  TheContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: LISTEN (Lent 2017)”

IN EVERYTHING: A Reminder that God Cares about the Little Things too

As I am reflecting on the last week of the awful weather here in Texas, I find myself crying tears of praise and thanksgiving. My family and I have so much to be thankful for. We only lost some branches off a few trees. We did lose power, but were able to find ways toContinue reading “IN EVERYTHING: A Reminder that God Cares about the Little Things too”

ASH WEDNESDAY

Genesis 3:19; Isaiah 61:3; Psalm 103:13-14 “He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that theyContinue reading “ASH WEDNESDAY”

The Vinedresser

There is a lot involved in being a Vinedresser. It’s a year-round job that requires pruning skills, constant monitoring and evaluation plus the knowledge of all the pests which could possibly attack and ruin the fruit. John 15:1 starts by saying “I am the true vine and my father is the vinedresser.” It’s a veryContinue reading “The Vinedresser”

Throwback Thursday: PROVISION (2016)

Psalm 46:1; Acts 14:17; 1 Timothy 6:17 “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—    where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1-2 Recently I was dealing with something that I could not get through alone. I needed help. I had been praying every day, repeatedly saying, “Come,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: PROVISION (2016)”

Throwback Thursday: SURRENDER ME (October 2020)

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1 In his book, “A Season for the Spirit,” Martin L. Smith defines surrender as “the laying down of resistance to the One who lovesContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: SURRENDER ME (October 2020)”

AGAPE – A Lesson from Ruth

Agape. This is a Greek word usually associated with God’s love for man. This word describes charity, unconditional love at its fullest, a love which offers sacrificing for the good of another person, a full and pure form of love. Yes, it certainly defines God’s love for us as His children, but for the purposeContinue reading “AGAPE – A Lesson from Ruth”