I was thinking about marriage the other day, as I was getting ready for work. It took a hot minute for me to realize God was present, directing the entire conversation I was having with myself. I pondered my young, selfish view of marriage so many years ago, and then how many people I see … Continue reading marriage is subtraction
Hard week. A member of our lifegroup lost her 23-year-old son on Saturday. We are all a bit in shock, I think, but at the same time, our church community has gathered like an army around this family. It's a beautiful picture to watch. If you think about it, lift up the Thomas family in … Continue reading declarations
“I know that the Lord has given you this land and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and everyone who lives in the land is panicking because of you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and … Continue reading who has heard?
Lifegroup last night. There were six of us, all women in the Autumn or Winter season of their lives. We are divorced, widowed and still married. We work and we're retired. We are all moms. We have grandchildren and we are hoping for grandchildren. We love Jesus and we want to love Him more. Better. … Continue reading memorial stones
Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows. - Matthew 10:29-31 You are worth more. This is the place where … Continue reading worth more
"A scribe approached Him and said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go!” Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” “Lord,” another of His disciples said, “first let me go bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow … Continue reading first let me
I wrote this one last year, but I think it’s worth reposting. (Going through the blog, doing some housekeeping, getting ready to pick up the pen/keyboard again.)
“‘Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.'”
“‘Lord,” another of His disciples said, “first let me go bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” – Matthew 8:19-22
It’s called the cost of following Jesus, and it comes fearlessly from the mouth of the Messiah Himself. He was clear that following Him would not be a journey of 5 star hotels, but a narrow gate to a narrow road and most of what we clutch in our hands and our hearts will not fit.
He was equally clear that there is an urgency in the Gospel and no other perceived obligation can come first. To the man’s…
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