In Jars of Clay

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us...(2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV). Last night I poured tea into a ceramic mug, but as I raised the cup to my mouth the handle broke into pieces in my hand. Most likely it weakened... Continue Reading →

The glorious deeds of the Lord

Tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders he has done...so that they should set their hope in God...(Psalm 78:4,7 ESV). There are many imperatives in the Bible which encourage believers to tell others about God - his character, his love, his glorious deeds. And how... Continue Reading →

The Jesus Storybook Bible

by Sally Lloyd-Jones No, the Bible isn't a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It's an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It's a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his... Continue Reading →

I Shall Not Want…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul... (Psalm 23:1-3a ESV). As I read through Psalm 23 in the Bible I'm encouraged by God's comforting words, the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want... I know the word... Continue Reading →

If Indeed You Have Tasted…

This morning, I read the second chapter of I Peter and came to this verse... if indeed you have tasted that the LORD is good (I Peter 2:3 ESV). The verses prior to this statement tell us to put away malice, slander, hypocrisy, deceit, and envy and long for the pure spiritual milk by which... Continue Reading →

Listening for the Voice of God

Are you crazy busy like me? Do you have piles of paper on your desk and  a to-do list a mile long? Add household chores, family obligations, and weekly commitments, and we instantly become the busiest people on the planet. I feel like I'm at the starting line of a marathon. The list of things... Continue Reading →

To All Who Call on Him

Psalm 145: 5, 8-9, 14, 17-18 (ESV) On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate...The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made...The LORD upholds all who... Continue Reading →

13th Day of Hebrews

Hebrews 13: 20 (ESV) Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the good shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus... Continue Reading →

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