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Tagged With: The Bible

2nd Cup of Coffee for 4/16/18: MIGHT AS WELL FAITH THE FACTS

It is a thing of pleasure to listen to a masterful communicator.  Our lead pastor is one. Yesterday morning’s message was a piece of a series, the theme of which is seeing Jesus for who He is, and working to follow in that understanding as authentically as possible.  Studying in Luke 18, Pastor Brent ended … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/14/17: SANTA AIN’T THE ONLY ONE WATCHIN’ YOU!

It’s a bad idea to assume because you don’t see Him that God’s not paying attention. Jeremiah 1:12 – “I am watching to see that My word is fulfilled.”  Twice, He asks Jeremiah, “So, what do you see?” and waits for Jer’s response before proceeding.  From the passage it seems clear that God holds me accountable … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 7/28/17: 2 WAYS TO THROW BACK FLOUNDERING FAITH

Your life as a Christian should make nonbelievers question their disbelief in God. I’m not talking about your philosophy of religion or your preferences for worship or your favorite spiritual guru.  Your philosophies and beliefs and membership in this or that church don’t amount to dryer lint if you don’t have a personal relationship with … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 7/22/17: THE PASSWORD TO MY CIRCLE OF QUIET

Psalm 94:12-13, 18-19 puts it like this:  “Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from your law; you grant him relief from days of trouble . . . When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 7/17/17: AS IF . . .

I don’t know any other way to live than by faith. I grew up with older parents who’d had three grade-schoolers during the Great Depression.  Those three siblings are almost 20 years older than I. I never knew them as traditional siblings at home.  They were gone and married before my birth.  Their values, priorities, and … Continue reading »

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Sunday Stroll, 7/9/17: 9 THINGS THAT MAKE THIS A TALL ORDER

This devotional prayer about Galatians 5:22-26 was in this morning’s inbox. “Dear Father, grower of spiritual fruit, “Let the fruit of the Spirit blossom, mature, and ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these. Let me possess them! “Since I belong to Christ, I … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 7/4/17: FACING THE THREAT

The devil caught me with my head down and got excited until I looked up and said, “Amen.” I’ve been down before.  It’s during those times I take comfort in 2 Corinthians 4:7-12.  There’s a reason God leaves me on my own.  I rarely know at the time what it is.  Thankfully, I don’t have … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/29/17: MORE THAN A MERE MEME

They’re written and decorated different, yet all seem to agree:  “All I need is some coffee and a whole lotta Jesus!”  Before you do that curly-lip thing and look for something more fun or creative, slosh some more joe in your cup and walk with me . . . With me, it started out with … Continue reading »

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In the mail, 6/8/17: 7 REASONS TO MAKE A HABIT OF LISTENING TO WHAT GOD SAYS.

What you repeatedly hear you will eventually believe.  Here’s a refill; sit and think with me . . . 7 Reasons To Be Listening To God’s Word – The Bible  The Word of God is Truth.  God doesn’t twist or spin the truth. (2 Timothy 3:16) God’s Word supplies faith.  Faith comes by hearing the Word. … Continue reading »

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300-Word Stroll, 5/19/17: I’D BE DELIGHTED IF I KNEW HOW

I hope you read the passages in Psalm 37 and Proverbs 3 I mentioned a few days ago.  This will make more sense.  Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . 37:4 reads, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” That’s not a BofH credit … Continue reading »

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