What is the difference in joy and happiness? That is the age-old question, difficult to understand with our limited-thinking mind. Are you joyful? Are you happy? Do you remember the girls in school who had the bubbly personalities, constantly surrounded by friends? Or what about those guys with the witty personalities, who always made you […]
A devotion I recently read was entitled, “wearing too many hats.” On any given day have you thought about how many different “hats” you wear? Many of us wear the hats of spouse, parent, child, friend, employee/employer, cook, bottle washer, chauffeur, just to name a few. Many others include family breadwinner, spiritual leader, schedule coordinator, […]
Why should you keep a journal? Is it mandated somewhere in Biblical law or verse that we have to keep a journal or diary of our thoughts, actions, sins, etc.? If I’m a Christian, am required to keep a journal?
by Janet Oke & Davis Bunn What type of man was the Roman Centurion who asked Jesus to heal his beloved servant? As a Roman Centurion, how did he report to Rome yet love the Jewish people? The authors create an interesting scenario that brings the Centurion’s encounter with Jesus to life. This is an […]
by Karen Kingsbury Since reading this book, which was loaned to me by a friend, I have entertained a different perspective on the human side of Jesus. The book contains an imaginative description of six of the closest family members to Jesus: Joseph (stepdad), Zechariah (uncle), Elizabeth (aunt), John the Baptist (cousin), James (brother), and […]
Have you ever read the entire Bible? I confess I’ve started reading through it many times and somewhere along the way I get off track and never quite accomplish what I set out to do. I have made it through a couple of times, but it was a struggle. There are several different plans (chronological, historical, […]
Three Things to Help Focus The sun is just coming up, the sky is a beautiful palette of yellow, gold, and a bluish/purple hue where the rays of the sun are peaking through the clouds. You’re walking along the sandy beach shore, isolated from people and traffic. The waves are singing a rhythmic melody as […]