Today I want to talk about James. And yes it’s true that my dear husband’s formal first name is James, but, I am not talking about my husband Jim here in this posting. I love James – both my husband, and the New Testament Book of James! I don’t know about you, but I have … More James
“Nate, for the love of God, please get ready!” I said when it was one of many frustrating mornings for me, back when my son was in grade school. Of course what I meant when I said “for the love of God,” was please stop stalling, stop arguing, and just do what you are supposed … More For the Love of God
In Galatians, Paul gives us a list of things that constitute what he calls the Fruit of the Spirit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV). The very last fruit that Paul includes on the list … More Self-Control
That’s quite a difficult question for me to resolve. Paul had five to six years with Gamiliel to learn what it was that he needed to know about the Jewish faith. Then, after Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus, Paul had Ananias and Barnabas come alongside of him so that he could be … More Who is your Paul? Who is your Timothy?
There is much to be learned from the life of the Apostle Paul. He started out his life as Saul of Tarsus and was a citizen of Rome. His family were Pharisees – Jewish nationals who believed in strictly following the law of Moses. As such, he learned to despise Gentiles, as it was believed … More Portrait of an Apostle
Way back in the years 2000 – 2001, my life changed drastically. As I look back it seemed to me like I hit a thick, reinforced, brick wall while going 60 miles per hour. The things that I knew and trusted in were gone in a split second and it was the beginning of the … More Abandoned
Recently Jim and I were driving a team run, I was driving and Jim was sleeping when I decided to turn on the radio softly. I tuned to a broadcast where a particularly popular Pastor was speaking. Now this Pastor is very dynamic indeed and has quite a large following (I will refrain from mentioning … More Don’t Take My Word For It