Category Following Jesus

How long?

The murder victims cried out in a great, singular voice: “How much longer, O Lord, the holy One, the true One, until You pronounce judgment on the inhabitants of the earth? Until You avenge our blood?” (Revelation 6:10) I am more valuable than a flock of sparrows.* I am more valuable than a pride of lions. […]

Recovery from Hate

Hate is a drug. Hate is so addictive nothing else matters. We cannot see our addiction or acknowledge it. We do not understand we have a problem nor that we are addicted. Hate becomes more important to us than family or job or sanity or God. We need a twelve step program, but we must […]

On Faith, Compassion and Bigotry

My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? Do not try to blend the genuine faith of our glorious Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, with your silly pretentiousness. Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and […]

I Turn to You

  As words become more harsh and bleak And people speak in fits of pique Restraint becomes my point of view I turn to You, I turn to You.   My anger and concerns disperse As heart to heart in You submerse Transform my soul, my mind’s renewed I turn to You, I turn to […]

Amor Vincit Omnia

Love Conquers All Jesus told us this in many ways over 2000 years ago. He told us to love each other. He told us that people would be able to identify His followers by the love we showed to one another. He told us to love our neighbors. He told us to love the least […]

When I Pray

When you pray, go to your room and close the door. Pray privately to your Father who is with you. Your Father sees what you do in private. He will reward you. (Matthew 6:6) I most often pray in private these days. I used to pray out loud for my group in Bible Study. I […]

Sea Walls

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses (sic) of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. We build these wall stone by stone over a lifetime. One of the most difficult problems is to construct these barriers of such a height and strength that one has a true […]

Falling Short

“I often fall short of my own standards.” Senator John McCain There is a desperation in the faces of the boys reaching upward. It is I’m certain how Senator McCain sometimes feels when he falls off his own path; yet he courageously gets back up and trudges back to the path of his own standards […]

The Woman at the Well is Me

First, I didn’t know what to write in this blog, so I remained silent for a time and asked the Spirit to lead me. This is the title that came out, and I had to ponder why. And this blog is filled with whys. But the Spirit answers them all by revealing the intention of […]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift for me It sits collecting dust unopened until I’m ready It’s benefits to trust And let the Spirit set me free, keep heart and mind focused on God’s love, stronger than my own through grace, His cornerstone.   Forgiveness is God’s whole embrace We get it and must give the grace […]