Faith – Baby vs Strong Man

Do you ever ask God for one thing and you’re baffled when you get something else, entirely different? I know. Me too. It might take a long time to understand that God knew what he was doing, but God said, “Trust me on this. I’m doing what is best for you,” he meant it. (2 … Read more

In search of the ultimate gift: Advent Week 1 – December 3

What’s your morning routine? I sort of have one, I guess. There’s comfort in routine, like firing up the Keurig and enjoying my own fresh brewed dark roast coffee. It’s the best! Join me and read today’s advent story. As we were driving to Nebraska last week, we passed a semi load of Christmas trees. We … Read more

FAITH: First week of Advent

December 2, 2015 Advent theme: Faith The Advent scripture for today is Isaiah 40:1-5. These words were written to God’s people about the time they were going to be released from oppression and captivity that had lasted for many years.  In these verses, there is promise of hope and freedom. Through his words, Isaiah is … Read more

Advent Week 3 Theme: Joy – Time to get our faith act together

If you’ve been touring the Bible with us over the past couple weeks you might remember that Zechariah was given joyful news from an angel that he and Elizabeth were going to have a baby even though they had given up on that idea years before. Zechariah didn’t believe it, even though the angel was … Read more

Advent Week 2 Theme: Hope – The Real Reason Jesus Was Born On Earth

The advent reading for today expresses the entire reason for Jesus’ leaving heaven and coming to earth.  Notice the last few lines. In the Old Testament days of Moses, people had to live by the law. God gave Moses the 10 commandments that covered everything people would need to do to live in harmony with … Read more

The impact of one life

You’ll never regret being kind. Does anyone remember traveling in the south and reading road signs that spelled out an entire sentence strung together in incremental words? Or maybe they advertised Berma Shave and Ipana Toothpaste. I haven’t traveled outside of Michigan to the south for several years so those signs might have been uprooted … Read more

Pathway to Peace

I’m working on a pathway to peace. I wish I could say it’s already perfected, but it is not.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this. Today is all I’ve got; tomorrow is the result of how I live it.  Considering what I want most tomorrow has led me to design a pathway to … Read more

Advent Theme: Peace – Week 3, Day 1

Today’s scripture passage is so ‘me’ sometimes. Even though I know God is standing by to give me a solution to a problem or supply an answer to a perplexing question, I forget to consult Him. Besides, I can handle this one. Right? When I do that, I’m robbing myself of peace. Here’s what’s going … Read more

Refining Grace