Category: God’s love

  • Poor in Spirit

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 I want to talk to those of you who are poor in spirit. You may not recognize yourself as such: that’s understandable. But if you’ve ever laid wide awake at night, thinking, “How could God ever love someone worthless as […]

  • Sneaking Up on God

    I love reading the Bible, and especially the Gospels. My favorite people as recorded by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the ones who barely get noticed, who are never identified by name, and who only merit a couple of verses. I believe they best represent the ones Jesus said He came to seek and […]

  • Made in His Image

    Not long ago I was reading through the first chapter of the book of Genesis. I’ve read this maybe dozens of times, and even noticed what I’m about to mention. But for some reason, it hit me harder than it has in a while. As you read the creation account of Genesis 1, over and […]

  • God Moves in a Mysterious Way

    The hymn God Moves in a Mysterious Way may not be as familiar as hymns such as Amazing Grace or When Peace Like a River, but its words carry a great deal of meaning, nonetheless. I first became acquainted with it while I was in college, and it became one of my favorite hymns. It […]

  • It is Well with My Soul

    The hymn When Peace Like a River was born of tragedy. The lyrics were written by Horatio Spafford, a successful lawyer who lived in Chicago in the late 1800’s. His story is that of a modern-day Job. He lost extensive real estate holdings in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Just prior to that his son […]

  • Amazing Grace

    “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 I was walking through the house this morning when I caught a snippet of one of my favorite hymns playing on my […]

  • The Four

    There is a beautiful painting by Tricia Robinson called The Four. Sadly, due to copyrights I can’t in good conscience reproduce it here. But if you search for Tricia and The Four you can see it on her website. I mention this picture because of what it represents, and the message it carries. The world […]

  • The Things We Do for Love

    “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” Proverbs 3:27 (NASB) I sometimes wonder why I even try to plan anything, because it never works out the way I envision it. We were scheduled to go to Minnesota this past weekend for a […]

  • When the Day Turns as Gray as the Weather

    This is from one of my old blogs, Finding My Way Home, and was referenced in my previous post. My cancer has been a long-standing problem and will never go away until I do. Praise be to God that so far, the side effects from the medications have been minimal, although trying to work out […]

  • When Your Life is No Longer Under Your Control

    I’d be willing to bet most of you looked at the title and had a specific thought come to you about what it meant. Chances are pretty good the thought was wrong. When we think of not having control over our life it usually brings to mind something painful, terrifying, depressing, perhaps terminal, but always […]