THE FAMILY INHERITANCE

Jesus moves on to speak of the one who has great possessions.  We read about and we hear about it constantly.  Someone dies and all of a sudden there is an eruption in the family about what a WILL says or does not say; sometimes it does not even exist.   What really is confusing isContinue reading “THE FAMILY INHERITANCE”

THINGS AT THEIR WORST

What we discover is that David has the assurance that what is about to take place is God’s intercession. We all are faced with situations that seem to be the worst ever.  In all probability David found himself immersed in situation of this nature.  Absalom, his son, was attempting to remove David as king, andContinue reading “THINGS AT THEIR WORST”

FELLOW CITIZENS

There was legitimacy to my adventure. Those words caught my attention while reading in Ephesians 2:19.  First of all it is a single word in older versions of Scripture.  Doing a little research caused me to look in the wrong place for the word; fortunately I discovered without a lot of fanfare that I wasContinue reading “FELLOW CITIZENS”

JUST A REMINDER

This was far more than the need to tie a string around the finger, and certainly not something that should be so soon forgotten that it no longer was having an effect on the lives of the dispersed tribes.  The message of the Messiah, Jesus, had reached the “scattered tribes” and effected a transformation inContinue reading “JUST A REMINDER”

THROUGH THICK AND THIN

When one considers the life of the Apostle Paul, you have to conclude that he left an indelible impression upon the world of his day.   However, two thousand years later he continues make an impression wherever Jesus Christ is uplifted around the globe. From his conversion on the road to Damascus, (Acts9) he became aContinue reading “THROUGH THICK AND THIN”

WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” I doubt that I am alone in “star gazing”.  As a child I often lay on the grass, in the hammock, or even sitting in a chair, and enjoyed gazing into the heavens.  ItContinue reading “WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)”

PROVERBS 4:20-27

I promised I would do this on occasion. “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them and health to all their body. Watch over yourContinue reading “PROVERBS 4:20-27”

GOD USES UNUSUAL PEOPLE

Every so often you meet a person that you think to yourself, “My, what God could do with that person!  He has such a personality, and his ability to communicate is beyond the normal; wow!”  You meet another who you are convinced: “What a “nice” individual!  However, I doubt that he or she will getContinue reading “GOD USES UNUSUAL PEOPLE”

MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE

Another of those thoughts that I captured in my study of the Scriptures!  Sheep have two marks: “In the ears” – “they hear my voice” (v4), “in the feet” – “they follow ME” (v5) …taken from John chapter 10. In the process of reading a commentary on John 10, I had been given a thoughtContinue reading “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE”

SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN

I was brought up in a home where much was made of “Santa Claus” as a part of the Christmas celebration.  It was not within Patsy and my understanding and agreement, to foster that particular inclusiveness into the thinking of our children.  However, celebrating Christmas in itself, and with others, was a definite part ofContinue reading “SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN”