I Me Wed

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as YOURSELF.’” (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV, emphasis added) In the Canadian romantic comedy, “I Me Wed,” a successful andContinue reading “I Me Wed”

You’re a Mighty Warrior!

“The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” (Judges 6:12 NIV) God called Gideon a “mighty warrior”, but Gideon didn’t see himself that way; he saw himself as weak and unworthy (Judges 6:12, 15). When Gideon finally saw himself as a warrior, he was empowered. He couldn’t be stopped because he knew God was with him.Continue reading “You’re a Mighty Warrior!”

Excuse Me for the Inconvenience

A few days later Felix and his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish, sent for Paul and listened to him talk about a life of believing in Jesus Christ. As Paul continued to insist on right relations with God and his people, about a life of moral discipline and the coming Judgment, Felix felt things gettingContinue reading “Excuse Me for the Inconvenience”

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”