“Without the religious element, life is like an engine running without oil — it seizes up.”— Romano Guardini “Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.” — Swedish Proverb “Beware of cut-and-dried theologies that reduce the ways of God to a manageable formula that keeps life safe. God often does the explainable just… Read More Monday Musings
Recite Psalm 45:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV) The Glories of the Messiah and His Bride To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a… Read More Recite, Solitary–Daily Prompts
On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. And… Read More Soil–Daily Prompt
I usually do not read from the Message Bible, but our Pastor’s wife today read the Beatitudes from the Message and I felt it was something I needed to share. Matthew 5 1-2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him.… Read More Sunday Devotion
There are some notorious characters in Jesus’s lineage. Consider Abraham: he got tired of waiting for his promise and had a child by one of his slaves. Tamar was involved in a scandal with Judah. Consider Rahab, a prostitute, who helped the Israelites win the battle of Jericho. And then there is Ruth who slept… Read More Notorious–Daily Prompt
When I stopped trying in my own strength to control self, and turned my life over to God’s control, I found incredible love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (to live my life in a Spirit-filled way and not succumb to desires that lead to ruin!). https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/control
Are you a cat or dog person? I’ve always been a dog person. We were never allowed to have pets as we were growing up, because both my parents had bad experiences. But as soon as I was on my own and married we got two dogs. One was a gentle, intelligent, and playful German… Read More Cats? Or Dogs?