horribly good…persecution…

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and the… Continue reading horribly good…persecution…

in remembrance… of Him…

Ah, sinful nation, people laden with iniquity, offspring who do evil, children who deal corruptly, who have forsaken the Lord... Why do you seek further beatings? Why do you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the soul of the foot even to the head there is no… Continue reading in remembrance… of Him…

daily bread…

Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 5:11 NRSV [Photo by Jude Infantini on Unsplash] Jesus taught us... when He taught us to pray... to take it one day at a time... That's always been the lesson... His name... I AM Who I AM... reminds us He is present in the present... He's in the present... because that's… Continue reading daily bread…

challenging grace…

Shout and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 12:6 ESV For those who have entered the Kingdom through the blood of Jesus... by faith in the Way He made... we become inhabitants of Zion... the eternal city of God... It's a spiritual… Continue reading challenging grace…

free will…

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:16 ESV Free will... there really isn't anything free about it... We were created to serve... not… Continue reading free will…