Happy Resurrection Day!!

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Luke 24:6-7 “For what I received I passed on to you as…

The Archaeology of Christmas

Originally posted on Bible Archaeology Report:
P75 – The earliest manuscript of the Luke’s gospel, (2nd/3rd century AD). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Many people approach the Christmas story in the Bible the same way they do the story of jolly old St. Nick.  It’s a nice tradition to celebrate during the festive season, and possibly…

One Lost Sheep. Revisited

I have been hearing so much lately from fellow believers about trials and suffering, and they wonder, “where is God in all of this?” It’s easy to feel abandoned when everything seems to be caving in and piling up all around us. But know for certain that God sees you. He has not left you. The days are quickly coming when our faith will be severely tested. Perhaps today is the day He has chosen to test our faith in the fires of adversity, so that when those days come we will stand firm and steadfast in Him.

Put On Your New Self – Revisited

If there’s one thing the Bible is crystal clear about, it’s that we humans are profoundly valuable in the eyes of God! From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the story of God’s immense love for His wayward creation. And its pages reveal His sacrificial plan of redemption to restore humanity to eternal fellowship with Himself…

He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone…

Thanks Be to God for His Indescribable Gift!

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the…

Disarmed By Grace

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. …

Rescued From the Insanity of This World

Memoir Entry: 2009 As a young girl, I used to dream of joining the Navy and sailing the seven seas! Growing up in south Florida, I grew to love the ocean. I would sometimes spend hours on the docks watching the ships in the distance and dreaming of what life at sea must be like.…

Believe

To walk in white, Pure and unblemished;A pillar in the temple of my God;His name on my forehead;Life Everlasting. To Believe–Seems such a simple thing,So small a price;For a debt I’m unable to pay.Could it be true? The Lamb of God Slain for my trespasses,Holds out His hands and bids me come.Come Into His kingdom, His…

If Only for A Moment

In the morning I riseAnd my thoughts turn to You. What joy it must have beenTo walk with YouTo talk with YouTo sit at your feet and listenAs You spoke Words of Life. Oh, to be–The dust of the paths that You walked upon!The wind that blew through your hair;Or the warm sunlight that kissed…

One Lost Sheep

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?” Matthew 18:12 Maybe you’re like me and when you first read this verse you thought, “This is such…

Thank You, Jesus

All my life I searched.I don’t really know what I was looking for;something to hold on to, maybe. A reason for living.  My heart broken, my mind confused to the point of insanity.Happiness would show its face, only to hide againthe moment I reached out to take hold of it.  I was so alone.Surrounded by…

Put On Your New Self

If there’s one thing the Bible is crystal clear about, it’s that we humans are profoundly valuable in the eyes of God! From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the story of God’s immense love for His wayward creation. And its pages reveal His sacrificial plan of redemption to restore humanity to eternal fellowship with Himself…

Who Sets the Standard?

Have you seen those commercials lately where a woman, whose teeth are blindingly white, is encouraging her friend to check out her whitening product? Her friend responds by taking the ’tissue test’, in which she holds up a very white piece of tissue to compare against her teeth, and is then horrified to find that…