So there is a story in the Gospels talks about Jesus going to a town called Nain. As He was approaching the town, He saw a dead body being carried out, ‘the only son of a widowed mother.’ When He saw her, ‘his heart went out to her and He said, “Don’t cry.” He was … Continue reading The Land of Tears
I remember a few years back someone saw the face of Jesus on a slice of toast. Oh, there have been many sightings of Jesus’ face, on buildings, tree trunks, clouds, and so much more. Believe me, I am not making fun or doubting, because, who am I to judge, and if it reminds you … Continue reading A Slice of Toast
I have always been fascinated by the short conversation between Jesus and a leper (Luke 5: 12-13) where a leper approaches Jesus and says, “Lord, if you will do to so, you can cure me.” Jesus replies, “I do will it,” and of course, we know what happens next. “I do will it.” How many … Continue reading I Do Will It
Remember these? W.W.J.D. – what would Jesus do? You could find these everywhere…..bracelets, necklaces, pins…..everywhere. It’s kind of funny really, how could we ever really know what Jesus would do? Wouldn’t you think that He would have favored the older brother (Prodigal Son) who obeyed and stayed faithful to his father? Or … Continue reading Uh, somethin’ ain’t workin’ here…..
I’ve been thinking a lot about the story in the Bible about how Jesus was asleep on a cushion in the stern of a boat while his disciples were battling a terrible squall. (Mark 4: 35-41) They woke Him up and said, “….don’t you care if we drown?” He got up and quieted the storm … Continue reading Asleep in the boat
Do you remember that Verizon commercial? Illustrating all the different locations where Verizon gets service? It was catchy, clever and certainly memorable. Sometimes I feel as though my prayer life is like a Verizon commercial! I need to pray for ___, and ____, or and don’t forget ___. Did I remember ____, oh and _____, … Continue reading And she didn’t even have to ask
And, the more that I think about Jesus saying, “Do not be afraid, just have faith” to a man whose little daughter has just died, the more I am both amazed and comforted. When I reflect on the many things that are ‘crosses’ in my life right now, none of them can compare with the … Continue reading To Continue…