Umbilical Cord Christianity

  “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who gave me strength, because he trusted me and gave me this work of serving him. In the past I spoke against Christ and persecuted him and did all kinds of things to hurt him. But God showed me mercy, because I did not know what I wasContinue reading “Umbilical Cord Christianity”

Are You Ready For This?

Nothing compares to the joy of a child.  I think its a form of lunacy myself.  (But I’m an old man, so what do I know.)  Children love life–they are attracted to a vibrant life like bees to nectar.  They breathe it, feel it, wait for it.  They see it as an exclusive focus, they see nothingContinue reading “Are You Ready For This?”

Faith Like Jello

— Three Translations of Joshua 3:5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.”, NIV  Then Joshua told the people, “Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.”, NLT Joshua told the people, ” Make yourselves acceptable  to worship the LORD, because heContinue reading “Faith Like Jello”

Blessings for a Blessed Person

Too often we forget the wonderful blessings that are already ours.  The most precious things are the intangibles.  A child’s hugs and a husband at peace are just a few we can count as ours.   “Surely you have granted him eternal blessings        and made him glad with the joy of your presence.”  Ps.Continue reading “Blessings for a Blessed Person”