let’s not waste this opportunity to live!

 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. – John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have been fairly heavy. Important, yes, and always pointing to light, … Continue reading let’s not waste this opportunity to live!

portraits around Mother’s Day

The Lord bless you     and keep you;  the Lord make his face shine on you     and be gracious to you;  the Lord turn his face toward you     and give you peace. – Numbers 6:24-26 For our family, Mother’s Day turns out to be one more excuse to get together and celebrate life. Of course, it helps to have a handy assortment of mothers available, and I … Continue reading portraits around Mother’s Day

Jesus is The Way (gate, doorway, path, bridge, passageway, archway, road… open invitation)

I can’t get enough of the open invitation, but I also can’t even begin to understand how readily and how enthusiastically so many “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces.” Continue reading Jesus is The Way (gate, doorway, path, bridge, passageway, archway, road… open invitation)

the problem with comfortable

 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Matthew 11:29 This morning at men’s covenant group we talked about the problem … Continue reading the problem with comfortable

A Vague Threat that Something Might Happen

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive … Continue reading A Vague Threat that Something Might Happen