Sunday is here. I often think of the despair and heartache the disciples felt on Friday as they watched Jesus on the cross. Taking His last breath, I imagine they looked on in disbelief. How could this have happened? The Messiah they had waited for, dead. Hope for freedom, gone. As they retreated to their safe place of hiding, I imagine they would have felt a heartache so deep, they felt it to the depths of their soul. As I read the gospels, I want to scream at them to hold on because hope is not lost. We know what … Continue reading Because He lives.
What disappointment has gripped your heart this year? It’s New Year’s Eve and as I sit and reflect on the year, I find myself thinking about the disappointments of this year. While we have all been impacted by the goings … Continue reading New Year’s Reflections
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”) – Matthew 1:23 I love the name Immanuel. It’s one of the names of Jesus and means ‘God with … Continue reading But still, Immanuel.
Our memory is an interesting thing. It can retain so much, yet it can so easily forget, or block, so much. I don’t know about you, but in times of stress or heartache, my mind tends to hold onto the … Continue reading Remember.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him – Psalm 34:8 Have you ever come across a meal or a drink that looked a bit sketchy and you were uncertain whether you wanted to try it, but then when you did, you’re surprised by how good it tastes. This is how I see this verse sometimes. Things happen or life throws you a curve-ball and you look at God and surrendering everything to Him can seem uncertain and a bit sketchy. I find myself wondering what would happen if I let … Continue reading Taste and See
What does love look like to you? I’ve been thinking about love recently. Not the romantic kind of love, but the love that we extend to others and that others extend to us. The daily love and grace that we … Continue reading The love of the Father
There are a lot of hurting people around. The last few weeks, as I’ve looked around, I have seen so much hurt and pain. I see my own hurt and pain. I see the pain of those around me. I … Continue reading Hurt and hope
What is the purpose of this, Lord? The other morning as I was driving I was listening to Rend Collectives song Live Alive. As I listening and hummed along to a song I’ve heard countless times before, one line captured … Continue reading The purpose is His Glory
It is hard to trust God sometimes. Having courage when we are faced with hard decisions is also difficult at times. As believers, we are to trust God and show courage in the face of hard decisions and situations, but that is easier said than done. But God, in His kindness, knowing we would struggle with this, gave us people in the bible to look to for inspiration and encouragement. One of those people is Ruth. Trust and courage in the face of hard decisions. I love the book of Ruth in the bible. It is a story many of … Continue reading Trust and courage
Christmas can easily become about celebrating and festivities, but we need to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. Continue reading Remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season