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    The Noble Queue

    Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV) Years ago I had the privilege of kneeling at the grave of Abram […] More

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    Both And

    Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:27 (NLT) Can you imagine it? Walking along the road, discussing the day’s events and Jesus walks up and starts a conversation with you? Can you imagine how that would feel? As […] More

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    Maintaining a Temple

    Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT) To fully take care of […] More

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    True Living

    And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave clothes, his face wrapped in a head cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” John 11:44 (NLT) Jesus had just called to Lazarus. “Come out!” And the man who had been dead for four days responded to the voice […] More

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    Take Notice

    By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them. Luke 24:28-29 (NLT) I do a Bible Study with twenty and thirty somethings. I […] More

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    Heartwork

    This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11 (NLT) Many, many years ago there was a woman in my life that drove me crazy. We didn’t get along but we were sharing life together because we were family. It felt like everything I did or […] More

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    He Gave

    For this is how God loved the world: He gave…John 3:16 (NLT) Think about that for a minute. When we recite this verse we breeze through it because we know it so well. I know I get to the part that says for whoever believes in him, noting that everyone gets to come. But what […] More

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    Obsessed with A Staggering Purpose

    Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2 NKJV) Martin Strel once swam the entire length of the Mississippi River. Oh, and I should mention the Yangtze. And the Danube. No kidding. […] More

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    Many Are Called but Few Choose

    “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14 NLT)   If we were loved before we were created, then all are called.  However not everyone responds to the love of God.  Once my granddaughter asked me “Why doesn’t everyone love God?”  That is a good question.  I don’t understand why more people don’t […] More

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    Children of the King

    “Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ”…  (Romans 8:17 NIV) “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”  (Galatians 3:29 NIV) “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of […] More

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    We Are Special

    As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation – a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. (2 […] More

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    Our BFF

    I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in His slaves. Now you are My friends, since I have told you everything the Father told Me. (John 15:15 NLT) John 15 is like a love letter to us.  Jesus gives encouragement to stay connected to Him like branches on a vine is […] More

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