Are We a Scrooge?

Prov 28  “A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.” Today we hear it said and see it before us; get it while you can by any means you can. Is it really better to be materially rich? What does that reflect in our mind’s eye? Do […]

Do You Love Jesus?

John 21:  It is as if John wanted us to know that life goes on even after seeing the resurrected Lord. We want to know what to do and where to go but still haven’t a clue. So we return to what we know best even if it is isn’t what Jesus wants us to […]

Rising Early Yields Blessings

John 20:  There is a saying “the early bird gets the worm.” Mary had risen early and her decision yielded blessings others missed. The drama began early before dawn on the first day of the week when Mary went to the tomb. Why did she go? What did she hope to find? Because she rose […]

Who Is Your King?

John 19 When the Israelites cried for a king, Samuel reminded them that if they chose an earthly king he would take their lands, sons, and money. And as predicted, it happened under Saul, David and Solomon and other kings who followed. Not having learned from the past we hear the religious leaders cry “we have […]

I AM He!

John 18 “I AM He” Do you wait to be with Jesus in the early hours of the morning? Jesus loved that time too. Yet on this night of all nights as He knelt in the Garden speaking with the Father, his quiet was rudely interrupted by stomping boots and clanging swords all being led […]

Wind Power

Psalm 135 “Wind Power” The psalmist wrote: God “brings the wind out of his storehouses” ready to do His bidding. Sometimes it comes as tempest and sometimes as a soft breeze.  Solomon wrote that the wind goes to the south and circles around to the north; round and round the wind goes and on its […]

Proverbs 27 Tomorrow is not guaranteed my friend…

Prov 27 “There is no Guarantee of a Tomorrow” Fools plan on getting right with God tomorrow,but what if there is no tomorrow? Take the example of Felix, trembling under Paul’s preaching. He said, “Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee” (Acts 24:25). It never […]

Psalm 132: A Gentle Reminder

Psalm 132 “O Lord…In Prayer I come …to remember the acts of service of others. “ How often do we begin our prayers asking God to not forget a specific person? It seems like many, we often begin as the thief on the cross “Remember “me” when you come into your kingdom,” but we fail […]

A+ or F? What is your grade?

If you have not read this story please take time now to open your Bible and read John chapter 9. John devotes an entire chapter to the story of the blind man who was given the gift of sight,  but he is not the only character in this story. As Jesus is leaving his time […]