Bringing Hebrews 1-2 to Life in 20 days

In studying Hebrews 1 and 2 most recently I sought ways to make these passages “come to life”. Our small group was about to begin covering the book of Hebrews and I sought a new approach to scripture that would be applicable, fun, and still incorporate the truths of God’s word in our everyday busy…

Circumcision: One of my ABSOLUTE favorite Bible Stories

I was so excited when our small group decided to work through the book of Joshua. While I have appreciation for the straightforward direction of New Testament letters, there is nothing that puts a sparkle in my eye quite like a good story. There is so much that can be gleaned from stories, and stories…

I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand on…

I Ain’t Got a Leg to Stand on… If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you know the struggle with my leg.  Not my real one, my fake one.  I truly do not even understand how something that isn’t even real can constantly send you such unhealthy vibes.  First I have…

Staying Shadowed

  Rick and I lead a small group with church every few weeks as a way to get in the Word and connect in life-giving relationships.  We have been using a technique called “Lectio Devina”(Latin for Divine Reading) which was introduced to me by our Pastor, Mervin Charles.  Graham Cooke describes this as “…an ancient…

Friends First

Friends First – Miracles Second Through many years as a Christian I have heard the story of Lazarus in many sermons.  It seems to be a universal bible story that most people, however unfamiliar with the bible, are at least faintly acquainted with.  Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.  That was a great thing.  It…

Four Promises of 1 Peter 5

Four Promises of 1 Peter 5 In looking at 1 Peter a few weeks ago I stumbled across some of the great promises in Chapter 5. I think we often think of the bible in terms of what we need to do and what we should do and we don’t often mention the wonderful promises….

Implementing Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”  Proverbs 13:12 Hope Deferred The verse above hit me like a ton of bricks. Now, I GET it. So many years I have heard this verse preached as a form of medicine to treat depression or hard times. Even more…

Qualifying the Unqualified

Qualifying the Unqualified The past several weeks I have been struggling with back pain on top of everything else. Not the typical ache but excruciating stabbing pain taking place in muscular areas. The doctor decided that my fake leg and forearm crutches were responsible for the healing lapse and advised me to “get off my…

Stitching a Garment of Praise

Stitching a Garment of Praise “Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;  the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;  the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking…

Jehovah Jireh – Jesus Carries

Jehovah Jireh – Jesus Carries “Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, ‘The-Lord-Will-Provide;’ as…