Hey! Is your JOY full?

The purpose of this letter from the beloved disciple and friend of Jesus is so our “joy may be full” (1John 1:4), and it is no coincidence that John starts off by talking about where we can find that JOY- in a relationship with his friend and Savior, Jesus the Christ, the Son of theContinue reading “Hey! Is your JOY full?”

Why is that brother even in the story?

Have you wondered why the older brother is even in the story? It’s a curious story. A favorite really. If you’ve sat in church or heard a testimony you’re probably familiar with the Parable of the Prodigal Son. For years, I focused on the prodigal and the father running to Him. It’s a beautiful pictureContinue reading “Why is that brother even in the story?”

When others let us down

These words are real, raw and tender. Paul is about to close his last letter. He will soon breathe his last as he will be executed for the faith. He writes to Timothy to be diligent to come to him quickly (2 Tim 4:9). Paul longed to see his young prodigy. One last meeting thisContinue reading “When others let us down”

Lion of Judah

I remember as a little girl peering around my mom trying to read the colorfully decorated banners being carried down the aisle at church for the annual Christmas program—each with different names of God. I suspect if you grew up in a Baptist church you remember this too. Names like:“King of Kings”“Lord of Lords”“Lion ofContinue reading “Lion of Judah”

One way… everything else is FAKE NEWS!

Paul continues on in teaching sound doctrine and gives us the bedrock statement of our faith, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all,” (1 Tim 2:5-6) One God.One Mediator.Jesus.No other way. If we say we follow Christ, it alsoContinue reading “One way… everything else is FAKE NEWS!”

Unplanned post (after last night)

Are you worried about where our country is headed? Especially after the debate last night? A Fox News alert scrolls across the screen– another election poll, another crisis, another government scandal. I find myself dismayed, almost distraught, really. Questions race through my mind, “Where is our country going? What will this world look like whenContinue reading “Unplanned post (after last night)”