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Our Father’s Rich Mercy

Scripture tells us that the rainbow is to be a reminder for us of God’s restraint. Often I look around at the destruction and evil in our world today and wish for Jesus to return and “fix” everything. This was an amazing reminder of our Father’s love for us.

Happy Easter!

Our family would like to wish you a very happy Easter celebration this year. For those who don’t know, Easter is celebrated by Christians around the world in remembrance of Jesus’ death and subsequent resurrection. As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ was the son of God who came to earth, lived a life without…

Easter… What’s the big deal?

You may be asking yourself… “What’s the big deal about Easter?”  I’d like to tell you what it means to me. Easter is the time when I remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Jesus was born in Israel 2000(ish) years ago and claimed to be the son of God, come to save us…

Human Assembly Line

Imagine with me for a moment, a scene in the heavenlies, where humans are BUILT before being born in long assembly lines worked by angels, not unlike the construction of a modern racing car.  Of course, there would be multiple factories… one for the construction of brain tissue, another for building livers, and a special…

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

I want to talk today about the pharisee and the sinner from Luke 18. 9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector.…

Trust in the Lord

I was given a verse this weekend: Prov. 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. I often miss this verse in my hurry to get to the next one, but there’s some profound truth here.  Medical professionals tell us over and over again that stress…

Isaiah 22

I’ve been reading lately through the book of Isaiah.  In the past I avoided this book due to it being among those classified as “Prophetic Warnings and Doom” in my head.  Generally I try to avoid those due the danger of personal depression.  🙂  However, I have learned to really enjoy Isaiah.  There are some…

God Loves You

God loves you.  Revolutionary isn’t it.  It’s so easy to say, yet so difficult to understand or comprehend.  I’ve been reading in Daniel lately and one of the things that stuck out to me was the language that is used to describe God’s feelings about Daniel.  Daniel 9:20-23 says the following: 20 I went on…

Party in His Presence

I (James) have been reading through the Bible from the beginning and have been really enjoying it so far.  Recently, I was reading in Deuteronomy 14:22-27 and was surprised by something I had never noticed before. The verses are talking about how the Israelites are supposed to tithe 10%.  I guess I’ve always glossed over…