Prayer/Intercession

Matthew’s Gospel: Wineskins

The Covenants before the Jesus Covenant, those of Noah, Abraham, Moses, and King David, could not rightly be called flexible. Worship happened in specified times and places with prescribed sacrifices given in great detail.

Normal Sounds So Good (in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic)

Listen to or Read Episode 122 – There will be a new normal as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Whether that’s good or bad will depend on us. We can long for things to go back to the way they were or we can look for ways that God can work in the new normal.

Matthew’s Gospel: Forgiven

Like all the other times, it happened. The man’s frozen legs began to limber. Bones started popping so loud the people heard them. With a few stretches of his newly loosened limbs the man stood up to the amazement of the crowd.

Matthew’s Gospel: Obedience

We are told only that he came to Jesus as a turning point in his life. “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”

Matthew’s Gospel: Building

To follow Christ and live in relationship with Him is not to live a life without storms. Storms come to everyone. Rains descend on everyone. Winds beat against and flood waters rise on everyone. The difference is in the foundation.

Three Things God Says About COVID-19

If I were to offer any advice during this time of social distancing it would be this. Use this time to read the Bible. Y’all! There’s a wealth of truth and wisdom from the Lord inside those pages. Let them be a healing balm to your worried soul. Let them guide your decisions so that fear doesn’t lead you, but His peace sustains you.

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.

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 […]

Shamed, but Unashamed

Like me, you might feel as though you are stuck in a chapter of waiting, and as a result, suffering shame. But know this, you and I won’t be ashamed.

It Was the Moon That Woke Me Up

My prayer continues. I lift my head. I look up beyond the moon, beyond the stars with my heart reaching further than my hands could ever stretch.

Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit as we seek, ask and knock for your presence.

Asking in faith, believing in Your promise, we come with expectation.

Prayer for Ash Wednesday

We reflect on the need for that journey and we confess our sins to you. We have fallen short of your glory and the perfection we had in Eden. 

Let it Rain!

We ask for the windows of Heaven to be opened.  Bring a shower of refreshing and a fresh wind of blessing to sweep across our lives.

Wrestling

The Bible is filled with crazy characters who should have known better, but all struggled with questions. Jesus knows, and He doesn’t hold it against us.

Devote Yourselves to Prayer

We often don’t realize until later what’s happening as we pray. Only later do we begin to understand what our prayers put into motion.