Know the Generosity of God…and never thirst! (John 4)

A Glimmer of Hope!

The Bible in a Year: Day 296: Psalm 8:1-9 It feels like I have been seeing so much suffering lately.  The homeless walk our streets looking for food, a place to sleep, and even just the desire to be able to get a shower and put some clean clothes on.  I’ve watched our very own lay on their deathbeds, praying for the…

You Gave Me a Forever!

Bible in a Year: Day 295: Job 14:1-12 Did you know that if you were to live to the age of 75 years old, it calculates that you only have 27,375 days on this earth?  Believe me!  I did the math twice because it just doesn’t seem like much time to be here!  And, of course that is only if we are…

Be Blessed!

40-Days of Prayer: Day 18 – June 18, 2019 Matthew 5: The Beatitudes I think about heaven “A Lot.”  I often ask God if ‘my’ heaven could be made just for me.  I want lots of really fattening deserts – because I won’t have to worry about my health or getting fat; I want all the people I love so much to…

Only One!

Day Two:  June 2, 2019 Ephesians 4:4-6:  “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” My mom always used to say, “Wouldn’t it be so boring if we all…

Courageous in Faith

40-Days of Prayer: Day 17:  June 17, 2019 Matthew 4: “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” One of the best Christmas gifts I ever received from my husband was a membership to the YMCA.  At the time, we had two little boys and I was a “stay-at-home” mom.  Having this…

On a Jet Plane!

40-Days of Prayer: Day One Day One:  June 1, 2019 ON A JET PLANE! John 14:4-5:  And you know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” A dear friend of my husband, called Bob…

Will You Be His Witness?

Bible Study: Acts 1 As a child, I was raised in the church and have fond memories of Sunday School, worship, and Vacation Bible School.  In Seminary, I feel like my eyes and heart were opened to the Holy Spirit.  In our Apostle’s Creed growing up, we called the ‘Holy Spirit,’ the ‘Holy Ghost.’  Therefore,…

Respect and Reverence

Day 294: Job 2:1-10 I know our country is in a mess.  For the life of me, I wish I could understand it.  There are people of power that I do not like.  There are people in our government that I do not care for.  There are those that I pray for because of their evil doing.  I also know that is…

When Bad Things Happen

Day 293: Job 1:1-22 I once had a parishioner in one of my congregations who just couldn’t seem to catch a break.  No doubt, my heart went out to him.  He had received the news that he had terminal cancer.  He was so angry at God that he quit coming to church.  However, to make matters even worse, his wife was diagnosed…

Blessed Believers!

Day 291: John 20:19-29 When I was about 4-5 years old, we lived in Salisbury, North Carolina in a neighborhood where the homes had large wooden front porches.  These porches had to be painted periodically.  I had a friend whose name is “Thing.”  In those days, we roamed the neighborhood and ‘stay-at-home’ moms kept an eye out for all the children. On…