Tag Archive: hope

Haunting Verses of the Bible IV: Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 7:21-23 NIV True and False Disciples 21 “Not everyone who says to me [Jesus], ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who… Continue reading

You CANNOT Do What Jesus Asks You To Do…

…on your own strength. In an inflated-balloon-world puffed to the limit and full of “You Can!”, please forgive me for being the “NO-ing” needle: you CAN’T…do what Jesus asks you to do… …on… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible III: Forgiveness

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your… Continue reading

“Why Doesn’t God Make Life Easier?”

This question was asked of me recently by a dear friend whose godfather committed suicide. My friend–like many of us!–is genuinely trying to sort through the intense pain/hardship/suffering that characterizes life on earth.… Continue reading

“The Crushed Grape Produces the Choicest Wine”

(quote in title is from unknown source) Please notice this brilliant gem of God in verse 12 of the passage below (Exodus 1:11-14 NLT): “So the Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves. They… Continue reading

What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately XI…

Greetings My Friends~ As a humble pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in… Continue reading

What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately X…

Greetings My Friends~ As a humble pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in… Continue reading

Some Humble Thoughts On the Newtown, Connecticut Tragedy…

Dearest Loved Ones~ . I have no idea regarding/no understanding of the pain being experienced by those who lost family and friends in the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Furthermore, the following thoughts… Continue reading

Some Thoughts On Loving Those Who Are Deeply Hurting…

Some Thoughts On Loving Those Who Are Deeply Hurting   1. Love them like the Biblical Job’s friends did at first—BEFORE they opened their big mouths (please click on verses to see Job… Continue reading

Is That Really In the Bible?

Is That Really In the Bible? Many people can’t believe the Bible is really a book inspired by God, and it’s understandable why believing this can be challenge. But the sheer and utter… Continue reading