Spring has Sprung—New Life from God

Holding my two-week-old granddaughter in my arms as she sleeps, I look out the window and spot bright green leaves sprouting from bare stubs on a crepe myrtle tree. On the ground, surrounded by dry brown grass, lovely amaryllises lift their fresh flowery faces to the sun. Spring has sprung and ushers in new life….

Wonderful are Your Works

For you formed my inward parts;  you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works;  my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139: 13-14 NIV Last Saturday, my granddaughter was born. She is our second grandchild and our first granddaughter. I am thrilled to be…

On Your Wonderous Works I Will Meditate

Psalm 145 I will extol you, my God the King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare…

2022—A Year for Adventure

Happy New Year! I can’t believe two thirds of January has already passed. It seems as I grow older time passes faster than ever—is this just me? Perhaps living through two years of a global pandemic and a series of social crises has also blurred days, months, and years. No matter the cause, I’m looking…

What about you?

Merry Christmas! For the last couple of weeks I’ve posted claims Jesus made about himself recorded in the gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Each claim Jesus made created an uproar in his community and among the Jewish religious leaders. People either embraced his claims—though not fully aware of the magnitude—or they scorned…

Consider the Claims of Christ this Christmas: ‘I am the gate’

“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.” John 10:1 (NIV) Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.  All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the…

Consider the Claims of Christ this Christmas: ‘I am not of this world’

“The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.” John 3:31 (NIV) John the Baptist testifies Jesus is from above, ‘the one who came from heaven.’ But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not…