Tuning In To God’s Message

By Marlene Tavares Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire;Continue reading “Tuning In To God’s Message”

It All Comes Down to Common Sense

“That brought him to his senses. He said, ‘All those farmhands working for my father sit down to three meals a day, and here I am starving to death. I’m going back to my father. I’ll say to him, Father, I’ve sinned against God, I’ve sinned before you; I don’t deserve to be called yourContinue reading “It All Comes Down to Common Sense”

Don’t Spare the Rod

Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. (Proverbs 13:24 NLT) The more I work with children the more aware I’ve become of the lack of discipline in their lives. Years ago, I would have been disciplined for talking back to my eldersContinue reading “Don’t Spare the Rod”

No Good Apart from God

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. (Acts 10:38 NIV) This is one of my favourite Scriptures. For years I read it and missed the point. See, Jesus ofContinue reading “No Good Apart from God”

Maranatha!

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20 NIV) After witnessing the apocalypse, the apostle John longed for that day and prayed, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus,” and this has been the believer’s prayer ever since. It’s the desire of every follower of Christ to beContinue reading “Maranatha!”

His Word Stands Forever

“All people are like grass,    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”  (1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV) Fall is by far my favourite season of the year. There’s something about this season that just appeals to me. Perhaps it’s theContinue reading “His Word Stands Forever”