Our failing lies in lauding past, in worshiping it first and last, too closely letting law rule mind, neglecting love and grace that bind us to the Lord who gave us these to break our chains, our troubles ease.   Today we’re no more master/slave; God sent Christ to His children save. His grace and […]

Jesus brought a paradigm shift which has yet to be fully embraced by many in Western Christianity. Many live lives defined by Old Testament rules and laws. But Jesus redefined how to interpret the Old Testament (Matthew chapters 5, 6 and 7). For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and […]

A Skewed Parable A Jewish Pharisee (religious scholar) came to rest one day in the midst of his journey, hot and thirsty in the noonday sun, at a deep well which had been dug by his Israelite ancestor Jacob. After he had taken a drink from the ladle, and poured out another scoop over his […]

When my emotions drift and flare And I can’t see beyond my sight I take it all to You in prayer.   In times of stress, in great despair, You are the One who makes it right When my emotions drift and flare.   Identifying day’s nightmare As doubt or fear creeps, I hold tight […]

In Matthew 7, Jesus begins by telling us (his disciples) not to judge others; it is the introduction and topic of the entire chapter. When he uses the metaphor of the log and the splinter, he is not saying get rid of the log so that we can judge the speck. If we think that, […]

Originally posted on In My Father's House:
As I mentioned last month, I want to include you in the?creation of?a study curriculum for?my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace. I will be posting?my first?questions from chapter one titled, “What is Sonshift?” next Monday, February 20th. If you’re not familiar with my book,…

Some of you who read my blog may know my political leanings. I did not vote for President Trump. But he is my President. And as a follower of Jesus, I am bidden to pray for him, and I do privately. Yet, as a follower of Jesus I realize I must pray for him publicly, […]

If you’re not feeling loved today, there’s Someone who will dry your tears and reassure He won’t betray your heart; He’ll take away your fears. He’ll waken who you truly are and fill your empty reservoir.   With love, compassion, tenderness, God reaches out and lifts your face and helps you feel the Spirit’s press […]

While praying for the President I also pray for those in need, whose hopes have long ago been spent on unkept promises decreed. Christ said care for the least of these; yes, even if they’re enemies.   For orphans, foreigners who mourn, my God I pray our country aims to care for those to whom […]

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Originally posted on Walter Bright:
For the lonely and forgotten, for the weary and distressed, For the refugee and orphan, and for all who are oppressed, For the stranger who is pleading while insulted and despised, Will You rise? Will You rise? Rise up! Rise up! The earth will fear the Lord when You avenge…