Tag Archive: hope

Healthy Friendships II: How To Make Them

Healthy Friendships II: How to Make Them   What were the two main points from the last post on this topic? (Healthy Friendships—Why We Need Them) Friends make 1. great times better (celebration),… Continue reading

A People Set Apart By God and For God…

“A People Set Apart” Exodus 19:4-6; 1 Peter 2:4-5 (please click above to read passages)          A few years ago the LORD blessed our family with a fantastic collection of exquisite… Continue reading

Created By God With Gifts…

Ephesians 4:1-16 (please click to read the passage)   I really like Chevy Corvettes. Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, many believe that the Corvette is the best sports car in the world… Continue reading

Jesus Asks, “What Do You Want From Me?”

What Do You Want From Jesus? “Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked.” Matthew 20:32 NIV  It is a powerful truth that in surrendering our lives (i.e. our hopes,… Continue reading

(Hopefully) Comforting Thoughts In the Face of Death…

Officiated the interment ceremony of a dear saint recently, a beloved 88 year old prayer warrior who endured the death of both her husbands and almost single-handedly raised her five children. As I… Continue reading

Encouragement at the Funeral of A Baby…

  I would like to share some encouragement this morning with you all:   A. God loves everyone—the Bible is clear on that. But in the stadium of Jesus’ great love, it is… Continue reading

Words of Encouragement at the Funeral of A Teen Suicide…

Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. … Continue reading

Jesus Invites Us To “Press On” During the Trials Of Life…

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered.  You have heard of Job’s perseverance  and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.  The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. … Continue reading

Jesus Puts Us In Our Place…

Jesus Puts Us In Our Place… I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me… Living, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important… Continue reading

The Ramblings of the Risen…

One morn a desp’rate man beside me sat A chiseled man whose leaves their colors turned He questioned if I knew and doffed his hat And sought to teach me all that he… Continue reading