Making Progress

The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. Mark 4:28, NLT   This concept of physical growth is now applied by Jesus to us.  He has cultivated us, and we must insist on a maturation.  We sprout,Continue reading “Making Progress”

Upgrading to Joy

by Julie Anne Fidler, BB Weekly Contributor I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling ill – particularly with depression – I don’t want to do anything. Getting out of bed is a chore, tackling business or housework is excruciating, and when it’s all over we are twice as exhausted as we were whenContinue reading “Upgrading to Joy”

American Idols, the Next Season

  “And though they worshiped the Lord, they continued to follow their own gods according to the religious customs of the nations from which they came.”  2 Kings 17:33, NLT   Exclusive worship is not exactly the first choice of an outwardly religious people.  It can be offensive to the spiritual sensitivities of a people wanting an extra edge on blessing and favor. Continue reading “American Idols, the Next Season”

Photo: Night Sky

The heavens tell us about the Glory that God has.  We look up and see a universe that was created, and is now on display.  I remember on an isolated beach in Mexico.  One night, the entire Milky Way was revealed.  I laid on the sand transfixed by it all.  Suddenly, I got afraid andContinue reading “Photo: Night Sky”