Tag: salvation

genesis 35: bethel

“God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”  Bethel. “House of El” or “House of God”. It is the place where God revealed Himself… Continue Reading “genesis 35: bethel”

genesis 21: flesh or promise

From promise given to promise fulfilled: 25 years. Had they stopped waiting? Were they satisfied with their version of the promise they named Ishmael? Didn’t they know that a God-promise is not fueled by human power? So the son of promise is here, being… Continue Reading “genesis 21: flesh or promise”

genesis 10: origins

“These are the generations of the sons of Noah…” Just nine words. Words that no doubt most of us just skim past. But you and I are in those words. Generations. Sons of Noah. Japheth: Often referred to as the Father of Europeans. His… Continue Reading “genesis 10: origins”

Matthew: we can stop inviting Jesus

“‘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… Continue Reading “Matthew: we can stop inviting Jesus”

water and wine

  The Gospel of John. Second Chapter. “On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee…When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” So He took water and made it wine and the miracle… Continue Reading “water and wine”

remembering africa – sudan – making room

I am prone to forgetting so I want to memorialize my very first mission trip. I want to put my memories in writing for my grandchildren and their children, but also for me. Because remembering is sweet. (Ignore the dates on the photos. They… Continue Reading “remembering africa – sudan – making room”

for you i pray

I wanted to tie 2012 up in a nice bow, bid it a fond goodbye, wax poetic about lessons learned and new beginnings and such. But my heart keeps turning away from all of that, bidding my mind to stop chattering long enough to… Continue Reading “for you i pray”

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