A Better Country

“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things

Fire

It’s a bit hot in here. Too much all at once: my brain is on fire.  I’m not sure what to do except keep moving.  I’m not even sure which way I am headed – too much smoke to see

Family 2

“Both the One who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.” Hebrews 2:11   It’s hard to believe that we are of the

1st Generation & The Spirit of God

1st Generation & The Spirit of God

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is

Consecration

Consecration

“As you come to Him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a temple of the Spirit to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable

No Time

No Time

There’s no time. Thanksgiving just finished. The pumpkins are still glowing in the garden. The pilgrims are standing at attention on the dining room table.  There are bags of turkey and stuffing in the refrigerator, despite two gallons of turkey soup

Think about these things

Think about these things

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:21 While it may or may not be true that we are

humbleness

humbleness

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:13 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

The image of God

The image of God

“So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”  Genesis 1:27 Sacred Worth.  People, all people, have sacred worth.  This is not contingent upon their actions,

Kingdom Living, Too

Kingdom Living, Too

[Jesus] called a little child to Him, and placed the child among them.  And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-3 Disney World’s magic kingdom