The Greeting Card, (Christmas 1986)

‘Hail, O favored One,  the Lord is with you!  Luke 1:28 The angels were prominent that first Christmas. They had been busy keeping Mary and Joseph safe, (and aware) during this ‘flurry’ of activity, The also served as ‘announcers’ to the shepherds around Bethlehem that amazing night. All and all, they were pretty active inContinue reading “The Greeting Card, (Christmas 1986)”

Embracing the Simplicity

A Prayer of a Simple Man I am not worthy, Master and Lord, that thou shouldst come under the roof of my soul: yet, since thou in thy love toward all men, dost wish to dwell with me, in boldness I come.  Thou commandest, Open the gates– which thou alone has forged; and thou willContinue reading “Embracing the Simplicity”

Just Like Jesus

“I am not praying just for these followers. I am also praying for everyone else who will have faith because of what my followers will say about me.”  John 17:2o Here is where we watch Jesus weave an intercessory web of prayer for His followers.  This is significant in three ways. First, He bestows on intercessoryContinue reading “Just Like Jesus”

Kissing Twisted Lips

God accommodates Himself to our ‘sickness’.  We find that He has this beautiful quality about Him, that He becomes quite tender and gentle around any spiritual disease. In his book Mortal Lessons (Touchstone Books, 1987) physician Richard Selzer describes a scene in a hospital room after he had performed surgery on a young woman’s face:Continue reading “Kissing Twisted Lips”