The Ransom Note

“We collapse in the dust,     lying face down in the dirt. 26 Rise up! Help us!     Ransom us because of your unfailing love.” Psalm 44:25-26, NLT “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 “God chose himContinue reading “The Ransom Note”

Concealed Wounds

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.“ Matthew 5:14-15, ESV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness,Continue reading “Concealed Wounds”

Heart Disease

“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” Jeremiah 17:9, NLT We are the wounded. What exactly has caused it isn’t always known.  A death, divorce, depression and disability are great triggers.  Some of us are chronically ill, others are mentally ill.  We struggle to holdContinue reading “Heart Disease”

Shedding Self-Importance

“I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.”  D.L. Moody April, 2000 Shortly after Lynn and I were accepted by Kachemak Bay Christian Center to be their pastor, we traveled to California to be with family for a few weeks.  On our return to Alaska we drove from Anchorage to our home in HomerContinue reading “Shedding Self-Importance”