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 […]

The Mystery is Revealed…or is it?


Daniel 10-12 Daniel’s Vision Daniel receives a vision and is troubled. Would I be the same? How often do I read something in the Word and am troubled because I do not understand? God, in His graciousness, sends relief and help to Daniel, but others with him are so frightened they fade away, and only […]

Choosing God’s Way


Daniel 1 Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the King’s food. Choices begin in the heart, which Jeremiah tells us is “deceitful and desperately wicked,” [Jer 17:9 (the NET says mind)] So how did Daniel become so wise, cunning, and perceptive to make the right decision? Like him, we […]

Two types of people


Proverbs 19-22 There are people with integrity and those who are the scorners/scoffers. Maybe like me, you too struggle with these people. They draw my ire, and I find them to be despicable. Now, sometimes as we read, we come across a pithy saying that tells us what God is really looking for in a […]

Using Your Spiritual Gift


2Kings 4-6 God heard the prayer of Elisha. He asked that he receive a double spiritual gift if he saw Elijah depart to heaven. When God responded to his humble request, he didn’t just take that gift and put it on the shelf.  He used that gift to meet the needs of those who were […]

God is not like us; He says and He does…


1Kings 13 Contradicting messages… We often say we will obey, but something comes our way, and we question what God has said. As our loving Father, God often gives us warning signs to beware. Take the story of the prophet sent to King Jeroboam of the consequences of worshiping idols. God confirmed His message to […]