Category Archives: Understanding the Bible

Our Shield and Great Reward

Our Shield and Great Reward

Today I am sharing with you some insight from Henry Morris’ book The Genesis Record.  His commentary on the story that ends chapter 14 of Genesis and begins chapter 15 includes a train of thought that blew me away.  I hope you are as amazed by this as I am today. Chapter 14 ends with… Continue Reading

I Am… Rest for the Weary

I Am… Rest for the Weary

  One of my favorite verses in the Bible is the one in Matthew that is an invitation to rest for the weary and burdened.   This has brought me much comfort in my journey over the past few years.  Recently, I discovered a deeper meaning.  As you read through the book of John, you will… Continue Reading

Some Perspective on Prayer

Some Perspective on Prayer

What do we do after we pray and give God our requests?  We wait.  We wait for a yes, no or a maybe, right?  I don’t know about you, but while I’m waiting I keep petitioning God.  My prayer of request goes on repeat and that usually increases the anxiety and tension because it keeps… Continue Reading

Sufficient Grace for Life

Sufficient Grace for Life

This verse has a powerful message.   No matter what God has put in our life, regardless of how big or small, we will have sufficient grace to do it all well.   To God’s glory and for his work.  Really, it’s not about us being successful in our lives or activities but His using… Continue Reading

Joy!

Joy!

Beyond knowing there was a difference between happiness and joy, happiness being circumstantial and joy being a fruit of the Spirit, I never really gave it much thought.  But Sunday’s sermon was on the only passage in the Bible that shows Jesus having joy and I have been chewing on that all week. Joy is… Continue Reading

We Need To Know Jesus

We Need To Know Jesus

“Without prayer, it is impossible to please the Lord.”  That is the one point in particular on prayer that is still on my mind from Sunday’s sermon. So simple, so true and so powerful. As I have reflected on that, God also brought another point to my mind. I have heard it said that the… Continue Reading

Oaks of Righteousness

Oaks of Righteousness

I came across the neatest word picture in Isaiah 61. The message of the chapter goes out to the poor, brokenhearted, captives, prisoners, mourners and grievers. The message is one of hope and encouragement.  Here are a few of the promises for the poor, brokenhearted, captives, prisoners, mourners and grievers.  They will be given: a… Continue Reading

Reflections on Easter

Reflections on Easter

As I reflect on the past week, I am reminded that Easter really is the hinge pin to my faith.  He needed to be born but without his death and Resurrection, His birth would be meaningless.  And Jesus commands us to remember his death. When I think of all Easter means and represents I stand… Continue Reading