Opening Up the Best Known Verse in the Bible

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 The following diagram of John 3:16 was shared by James Montgomery Boice in a devotional called How Great Thou Art. It gives perspective to the simple […]

I Want A Designer Label On My Life

The thing that distinguishes an artist is the ability to appreciate the potential for beauty in things usually overlooked or discarded. This quirky piece of art sits along Interstate 5 south of Stockton. On a cloudy January day it was strangely beautiful standing in relief against the wintery yellow field and a foggy shroud of […]

When I Pray Like A Toddler God Still Hears

  Today I had a revelation in my prayer time.   I kept drifting off topic. Roaming around my invisible prayer list and touching each person or need like a toddler playing with toys strewn across the floor. And moving from praying to just thinking! Forgetting altogether that I was having a conversation with God […]

Jesus Has A Knack For Repurposing

  These old jars weren’t manufactured as fence decorations. Nope. They had a whole different life before they became fence decorations.  But someone had a new purpose in mind for each one. That is just what God does with some of us, He repurposes us. Today I was thinking about Moses and Samuel.   Moses […]

Do You Know When To Say “It’s Enough LORD”?

  It’s OK to admit you have limitations? We are all just human. You’ve heard that a 1000 times.  You’ve said it yourself. But I’ll bet you’ve gone on day after day without telling God that you’re at your wits end with the kids, or you simply can’t get everything around the house done on […]

Why You’re Not In Heaven Yet.

  To that one thief on the cross next to Him Jesus said, “Today you’ll be with Me in Paradise.” Why aren’t we? In Paradise I mean. If we’ve believed at, say, 7 years old, then why don’t we just blink and find ourselves in heaven. Or maybe 17 like I was when I first […]