Before the Night

When contemplating Christ’s horrendous suffering, I find it difficult not to think about whether I could endure such affliction for people I love; never mind for antagonists. Two factors immediately come to mind: enduring pain and facing physical death. Neither thought is pleasant, especially because God created us with the innate desire to live! Depending on whatContinue reading “Before the Night”

What the Chosen do with Scars

Do you regret things you have said or done? I have memories that sometimes I wish I could erase. We all have! Regret isn’t merely an outcome of consequences. Certainly some regret comes from our poor decisions while others are imposed on us from another’s actions. For believers, regret can be an indication of growth; itContinue reading “What the Chosen do with Scars”

Hidden in Christ in the Beauty of His Holiness

Have you ever experienced moments when the mind, emotions and the very process of breathing seemed to be in tune with the beauty of God’s majesty?  It is so easy to get distracted from that place when the reality of whatever is confronting us or demanding our time presents itself.  There are times when weContinue reading “Hidden in Christ in the Beauty of His Holiness”

Christ’s Prayer – Romans 6 – Sanctification

Ever struggle to make changes in your life?  Ever want God intervene with a miracle because of feeling powerless to change? Our LORD desires us to learn to deny impulses; to obey Him so that we will overcome temptations that arise. He teaches us to be increasingly led by the Spirit as we walk throughContinue reading “Christ’s Prayer – Romans 6 – Sanctification”