Best to follow THE ONE who keeps His Promises.

The deceiver is deceived, as we come to the famous story of Jacob and his two wives -Rachel, and her sister, Leah. (Genesis 29 and 30) This text is full of deception, envy, and even sex, as the two sisters send in their maids in a baby competition. We feel sad for unloved Leah. WeContinue reading “Best to follow THE ONE who keeps His Promises.”

God is very involved in this world and your life.

I’ve been reading Genesis for several weeks. In light of all that is going on in our world, it is so important to understand the relevancy and reliability of Scripture. Old and New. As we study it, we begin to see both world history, and what the future holds, in a different light. In GenesisContinue reading “God is very involved in this world and your life.”

I wonder about that morning…

I wonder about that morning after the Triumphant entry, after Jesus had rode in on the donkey, as the crowd had cheered and waved palm branches…I wonder, did He look around at His disciples? I wonder, as the disciples still celebrated the next morning over breakfast, did he wonder if they remembered what He hadContinue reading “I wonder about that morning…”

How can I know God will do what He says?

God makes a promise to Abram for his descendants to be as numerous as the stars and to give him the land as an inheritance.( Gen 15:5-6) And Abram (boldly again) says, “How will I know I will inherit it?” (Gen 15:7) God then asks Abram to bring him animals and cut them in two.Continue reading “How can I know God will do what He says?”

Believing God

Abram sets out with Sarai and his nephew Lot. In Genesis 12, God tells Abram many things that HE will do. In fear and unbelief, Abram will lie to Pharaoh that his beautiful wife is his sister. (Gen 12:10-20)(Later, we will see this “fix-it-yourself mentality” play out with Sarahs’ maidservants when the promised heir doesn’tContinue reading “Believing God”

But what if you are STRUGGLING to believe God?

Noah lived 350 years after the flood and dies. His descendants are listed in Genesis 10. The earth population grows. At this point, all people spoke the same language and they decided to stay together and build a city and a tall tower in the plain of Shinar (Babylon). (Gen 11) But remember, God hadContinue reading “But what if you are STRUGGLING to believe God?”

I want to be on the other side…

I want to be on the other side. You know the other side of the current problem impacting my life. I want to feel the rejoicing that comes AFTER the pain and worry have subsided. I know what that is like.I’ve seen God be faithful before. But right now.I’m in the “not yet”. I’m inContinue reading “I want to be on the other side…”

He is doing what He promised!

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”. (Luke 18:27) No seriously, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27) Lately, I see so much that seems impossible. Will this pandemic ever end? Will our country ever come together in unity? Will we stop fighting with eachContinue reading “He is doing what He promised!”

I like Christmas, but what about when God does stuff I don’t like?

It’s Christmas-time! We all love reading of the miraculous virgin birth. We like the miracles and power of the Savior. We think it’s so cool that the King of Kings hung out with sinners and find it heart-warming that the He wept with Mary and Martha when Lazarus died. We love that the little childrenContinue reading “I like Christmas, but what about when God does stuff I don’t like?”

The Thing Is People Don’t Die for a Lie

If we only study the Bible for intellectual knowledge, or to check off some box, we are missing the point. If we think doing what God says will lead to an easy life, we will be disappointed. Those who have followed Jesus the closest have died martyr’s deaths. They could have recanted their testimonies, theyContinue reading “The Thing Is People Don’t Die for a Lie”

Do you know who you believe?

There will come a point, and it probably has already, when you have to ask yourself who do you believe? Maybe you ask yourself this a lot lately- Do you believe the world or God? If ever we’ve needed to resolve to be resolved about this question, it is now! The world’s truth and God’sContinue reading “Do you know who you believe?”

No matter the season

This is a guest post from my daughter, Abi, originally written two years ago. Her desire back then for a “new season” included the desire for a boyfriend. She just got married two weeks ago. However, the truths in this post are timeless and will carry her (and us) through many longings and struggles. Lately,Continue reading “No matter the season”

Just what you need when you need it.

I literally woke up this morning to these lyrics playing in my head,” I lift my hands to believe again You are my refuge, You are my strength. As I pour out my heart, these things I remember. You are faithful, God, forever.” (Chris Tomlin, I l Lift My Hands) Then, I thought about Daniel.Continue reading “Just what you need when you need it.”

I want to be on the other side

I want to be on the other side. You know the other side of the current problem impacting my life. I want to feel the rejoicing that comes AFTER the pain and worry have subsided. I know what that is like. I’ve seen God be faithful before. But right now.I’m in the “not yet”. I’mContinue reading “I want to be on the other side”

We are a people desperate to be reminded of the hope we have

We are a people desperate to be reminded of the hope we have. Our flesh forgets. Our souls become downcast. Our eyes forget to look beyond the here and now. We struggle to remember God can make a way when our limited imaginations can’t fathom any possible way. And we, who possess eternal hope, spiralContinue reading “We are a people desperate to be reminded of the hope we have”

For those wrestling to understand

I wrote this before and I need to remember again…. Jacob wrestled with God. That’s too much for my mind to even conceive. Except, I’m wrestling. Not in the physical sense; but certainly, in that, I’m trying to understand what God is doing through some exhaustingly hard things in my life. I know it’s trueContinue reading “For those wrestling to understand”

Nothing is too hard for God—including same-sex attraction.

Many, in our culture, pick and choose the parts of the Bible they like, they argue certain things “no longer apply”, and apply that to all sorts of things to argue some things that God calls “sin” in the Bible is not really “sin”. They say things like “my god wouldn’t….”, but we have toContinue reading “Nothing is too hard for God—including same-sex attraction.”