Friday, January 4, 2019

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Feel like crap? Here's the answer. Overwhelmed with happiness? This is for you too. “Cry out to the Lord.” God speaks to us through the Holy Bible! Maybe He created the smartphone so we can have His Word at hand all the time. (Bible Gateway link below)

Psalm 142:1-5

With my voice I cry out to the Lord; 
  with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. 
I pour out my complaint before him; 
  I tell my trouble before him. 
When my spirit faints within me, 
  you know my way! 
In the path where I walk 
  they have hidden a trap for me. 
Look to the right and see: 
  there is none who takes notice of me; 
no refuge remains to me; 
  no one cares for my soul. 
I cry to you, O Lord; I say, 
“You are my refuge, 
  my portion in the land of the living.”
Psalm 142:1-5


     

Thursday, December 6, 2018

My life is about failing and picking myself up again, over and over. Why do I even try? Because I couldn’t live with myself. Without God’s promise of forgiveness and salvation I wouldn’t live at all.

“But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Is it hopeless? Our country is such a mess. But this is an old story and the verses below, an old promise. It remains God’s promise to us. Redemption. Rescue.

And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Monday, October 29, 2018

We’re overwhelmed by talk of violence, hate and incivility. Everyone is crying out "What can we do?" What are YOU willing to do?

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,