Growing up, I loved Easter Sunday. We dressed up in our new dresses, ate the candy from our Easter basket, went to church, and spent the day with family eating a lot of food. I grew up hearing the same story every year of Jesus' crucifixion, death, and resurrection. I'm not sure how much it … Continue reading The Passover Lamb
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.Matthew 5:6 We are continuing our series in the Beatitudes. Today, we will examine the fourth Beatitude found in Matthew 5:6. You can go back and read the last three posts if you haven't already. We didn't have much growing up. My … Continue reading Do you Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Matthew 5:4 When was the last time you mourned over someone or something? There are days my heart is heavy over the things I see in this world--in politics, in the church, or in our country. I have mourned over the death of family members and … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Mourning
You may have heard there are 365 "Fear not!" in the Bible--one for every day of the year. Fear is a stronghold. A stronghold is like an iceberg--the sea of our thoughts and emotions hide the majority of it. The ten percent we show to those around us is no indication of its depth and … Continue reading Fear has a Voice, but We don’t have to Listen to it!
A few years ago, I had some genetic testing done through 23 and Me, a branch of ancestry.com. In addition to finding out I have a few enzymes missing, I found out I am 87% Irish/English. My great-grandfather came from Ireland to the United States, but I had no idea I had that much Irish in me. Throughout my … Continue reading The Gift of Gab
As I was driving home this weekend from my sister's house, I saw a sign on the overpass with the words, "Are you breathing?" Obviously this sign referred to the senseless death of George Floyd. But, as I thought about it, I also realized that Covid-19 took away the breath of many people. As we … Continue reading Breathe