Spiritual Life

Lenten Meditation: Eulogize Your Living Loved One

We busily go through our lives, often thinking many kind thoughts and feeling loving, appreciative sentiments for our loved ones, but not stopping to put words and voice to them…nourishing the soul of ones we love.

Matthew’s Gospel: Fruit

”All of life is a stage.”
 So said Shakespeare and it is true. People present themselves to the world as if they occupied a permanent proscenium. For so many this is empty theatrics, a carefully choreographed illusion with no substance beyond self, no message except ”me” and no content but conceit.

The Only Love That Makes Sense

Such love. That was what brought me to tears. Such peace at having my Heavenly Father direct my steps. That’s what had caused my emotional outpouring.

The Coronavirus Pandemic

As fear of the coronavirus pandemic grips the hearts and minds of many around the world some can’t help but ask “Is this the end of the world?” How should the believer respond to this issue? What does it mean prophetically and how can we use this as an opportunity to share the hope that we have in Christ?

Matthew’s Gospel: Golden

Gold, the precious metal that can make fortunes or destroy lives, is also a metaphor for “priceless.” When we esteem something of the highest value, we call it “golden.” Strangely enough, a paraphrase of the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount has been dubbed, ”The Golden Rule.” We often quote it this […]

Matthew’s Gospel: Seeking

We come into the world seeking. It never lets up as long as we live.
The objects of our search change from age to age, but the seeking goes on. Perhaps when our feet rest on streets of gold in the great beyond, our search will finally be over, but perhaps not. Might we spend eternity […]

Matthew’s Gospel: Judgment

Jesus warns us against being a judgmental person, one who has a critical spirit. The critical spirit is rooted in shame, in deep feelings of personal inadequacy.  We all know someone like this.

The Process of Repentance

I took some time to prayer journal, asking God to speak to me about true repentance and how to fight a better fight next time.

Winds of Change

She lifts her hands Extended, palms open-Completely letting go

God Wants to Be Pursued!

From the moment He created Adam, down through the centuries to this very moment, God pursues an intimate relationship with us—more specifically, you and me.

Matthew’s Gospel: Worry

We should never be caught wasting our energy. Worry is a power drain that diverts our human and spiritual resources.

Matthew’s Gospel: Fulfill

Each of us is on the earth to worship God. To walk with Jesus on the Path of Life is to live the worship-filled life.

Jesus’ Words from the Cross: a Word of Salvation

We all go our own way — wandering off and needing God’s rescue.  And we’re all faced with a choice (as these two criminals were), God’s salvation or our own.  Yes, even as believers, “saved ones.”

Matthew’s Gospel: Treasures

Treasures like these are carefully kept, hidden away, locked up, meticulously filed so we can retrieve them at a moment’s notice, hold them close, and consider their value.

Matthew’s Gospel: Enemies

Jesus had a way of turning every issue on its head; this one is no exception. In this part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives the most counter-intuitive advice.

Uncovering the Truth about Head Coverings

Head coverings were and still are an outward symbol for women to wear to show that they respect this order, while also showing that they are in submission to God’s plan.

Faith Over Fear

Do not allow yourself to get entangled in the “what if” scenarios of your life.