Love Means You’re Really Real

  “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”  1 John 3:18  Often people will look at someone, and try to figure them out– they listen to their words or vocabulary.  They examine the things we say, and also the way we say it. But according to John, thisContinue reading “Love Means You’re Really Real”

Apples of Gold

“The right word spoken at the right time        is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.” Prov. 25:11, New Century Version I’ve been thinking about this particular verse for years.  I had an older translation and I couldn’t decipher it.  It is really good to understand what you have just read. ThisContinue reading “Apples of Gold”

Making Sense of a Deep and Kind Love

Love. In the face of doctrine, creeds and faith systems…isn’t the important thing that we just love? Isn’t love the superior truth we should be after? _______________ 1 Corinthians 13, “The Message” The Way of Love ” 1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creakingContinue reading “Making Sense of a Deep and Kind Love”

Tempting Offers [Enticement]

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.” Matthew 4:1-2 Jesus was incredibly human.  We can never overlook this, or minimize this fact.  Jesus has just experienced the presence of God in a bone-shaking wayContinue reading “Tempting Offers [Enticement]”