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…

the first tent…

[Photo by KAL VISUALS on Unsplash] By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary has not yet been disclosed as long as the first tent is still standing. Hebrews 9:8 NRSV Our first tent is our body of flesh... as long as it stands... we have no way into the sanctuary... The first tent… Continue reading the first tent…

blame…

Jesus said, "You're asking the wrong question. You're looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do. ..." John 9:3 The Message Oh...! How often we want to blame someone else... and not take responsibility for our neglect... our choice... our stubbornness... in a situation... or circumstance...… Continue reading blame…