I was stepping outside to walk our two dogs when I noticed the compact car parked alongside the curb, with four professionally dressed young people stepping out.  The four gals broke into two pairs and started walking to houses, while the fellow remained in the car as the driver.   I wondered if they would approach…

Pastor Larry’s message on “covenant” has me thinking….and I hope it has you thinking, too.  There is a crucial distinction we need to grab ahold of, embrace, and begin to embody in this discussion about living our daily walk with Jesus from the reality of being  “Covenant people” rather than the non-transformational trap of being…

John writes in I John 2:15, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (NASB) And yet we are called – even commanded – to love people,  who are in the world. I John 2 continues:  “For all that is in the…

Opportunity.   Here’s a bit of trivia I’ll bet you find surprising:  The word “opportunity” is not found in the New American Standard translation of the Old Testament.  I thought I would locate it in Psalms or Proverbs, at least, maybe Ecclesiastes…but the first mention of “opportunity” is actually in the Gospel of Matthew. That…

Author and teacher Paulette Reed of propheticarrow.orgshares on her website, “After discovering our God-given gifts, it then becomes our responsibility to continually practice using them.  God has called each of us to exercise our gifts so they become strong.” In a well-known passage of Scripture, Paul teaches, “Since we have gifts that differ according to the…

Jesus was delighted – no, joyful – to extend the Hand of the Father in touching, restoring, and transforming peoples’ lives. He shared with His disciples, “…truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you…until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you…

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