I was recently reminded of the verses about building your life on the solid rock or “sinking sand.” Building our lives on the solid rock foundation of Jesus allows us to weather the storms of life. We find Jesus speaking about building your life on the solid rock in Matthew 7:24-27.
When I write blog posts, I always find myself trusting in the Lord for inspiration. I found this shell in Haleakala Park Headquarters on the island of Maui. It’s a remote little building set at 7000 feet above sea level. The shell had been placed on a table in plain sight but tucked behind another
I recently found this index card in my bible. I’m not sure why I wrote it out. It’s stained, torn, and wrinkled. It must have had a great impact on me at some point. I decided to revisit the scripture and see what I found. The bible verse it references is Matthew 7:13-14 and reads
When I think of us serving together, the analogy of a garden comes to my mind. Like flowers, we each have our own God-given beauty and individual characteristics and gifts. There are many similarities between great flower gardens and the great qualities of a faithful servant. I absolutely love flowers. When I look at them,
Last week we did some “soul searching” regarding God’s love for us. I hope you were able to internalize it and feel it in a more personal way. God wants us to “know” it, but he also wants us to take it in. He wants us to be so “full” of his love, that it
I’ve been reading the events of Holy Week recently and it has given me new insight into how much Jesus felt he needed to prepare the disciples before his death. So much teaching went on that last week! I think maybe Jesus was just feeling extra protective of his disciples- time was growing short. There
I’ve been contemplating how Jesus instituted the Last Supper Communion. I was raised in a church that celebrated communion every week. A deep solemnness was instilled in me regarding celebrating communion. It was a time for reflection- of ourselves and Jesus’ sacrifice.
As I was doing some reading in Mark, I came across the title of one of the chapters as “Jesus Predicts His Death the Third Time.” Hmmm. Three times. So I went back and looked at the other two predictions. That started me thinking about why it was so hard for the disciples to truly
My daily devotions in the last few weeks have included a lot of verses from Hebrews. I have to confess; for the longest time, I would look in the Old Testament for this book, because it’s named “Hebrews”, which makes me think of Abraham and the Israelites and all things OT. I
I haven’t given anything up for Lent in years. I searched “the most common things given up for Lent”, and the lists are probably all things you could guess: alcohol, soda, sweets, chips, coffee… Behaviors like swearing, smoking, gossiping and using social media also make some lists. I decided to revisit what observing Lent means.