Birthmarks (of all things!)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.Romans 8:28-29 It may be one […]

Undeserved Rescue

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46 (ESV) I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 (ESV) Reflecting upon the Easter he was asked to speak to a group of prison inmates in Ukraine, Donald M. Fairbairn Jr., PH.D., writes:“As I thought about what I might say, my mind turned to […]

See Mary Run

  Jesus said to her, “Mary [Magdalene]…Go to my brothers and tell them…” John 20:16,17 (Brackets mine)  I think Mary ran. Oh definitely, she felt fear and confusion and wonder and a thousand other emotions when a risen Jesus called her name. But I also think the excitement of seeing the warm glow of the […]

A Random Thought on Freedom

Very short thought to share today as we head into Passion Week: FREEDOM has been found in the (for me) first in the Cross, but also in the unlikely element of non-negotiable obedience to God. In following daily His written instruction, then asking for and acting upon wisdom from His Holy Spirit, there is freedom […]

Up-Time; Down-Time; God’s Time

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord. Isaiah 1:18 Delivered by the prophet Isaiah, this simple statement serves as a lead-in of sorts to the promise that through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection our sins will be forgiven, forgotten, made “white as snow.” I often wonder if the directive bears an additional […]