Forgive as God forgave you!


Obadiah and Jonah: Because Bitterness Divides but Forgiveness Unites Do you recall the story about a feud between the Hatfields and McCoys who harbored grudges spanning several years? They were led by a rogue clan member who refused to forgive. Read Obadiah with this tale and the Jacob/Esau story in mind. Just like the Hatfield/McCoy […]

The Power of Persistent Prayer!


Amos 7-9 Amos was just a sheepherder by trade as he shared with Amaziah, the false priest of Israel, but he also had a powerful ministry of prayer. God called him, and he left Judah and his work to follow God. God revealed horrible visions to him about the future of Israel, and with a […]

Sheepherder or Ph.D.?


Amos 1-3 Simple but profound Two days ago, my childhood friend passed from this earthly life to sit at the feet of Jesus. Her mother washed my diapers, and my mother did the same. That is how long we have been childhood friends. She was not a theologian of the Bible, but her life was […]

God and His Character


Joel 1-3 Joel’s short book of prophecy is used by the NT writers on more than one occasion and recalling the words of Moses to God about His impending discipline. God was ready to “wipe them off the map.” But, Moses reminded God that if He did that, the nations around them would say: “Where […]