Immanuel (God’s Secret Identity!)

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”  William Shakespeare I have always been intrigued by the dual names given to our Savior. In both Matthew’s and Luke’s telling of the Christmas story, God very clearly tells Mary and Joseph that their child is…

Do You Want to be a Disciple?

He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?”                       John 9:27 NKJV Discipleship is by faith and it is also our own personal choice. In the words of Tim Allen from the film The Santa Clause…

A Martha Heart at Thanksgiving

There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. John 12:2 With a big dinner in the works for many tomorrow I thought to re-post this article on Martha. Though we often admire Mary’s example we must not forget that Jesus also…

Jesus loved…

As we drove down a side road in Amish country we stopped at a small farm stand. There a sweet red haired girl of about 6 was watching her mother’s shoo-fly pie, fresh baked cookies, and chow-chow. She told us her name was Martha. “Well I’ve got some good news for you Martha.” I said….

What can Separate?

When I was just a small child my mother packed her bags and while my father was working she left with me in her arms to live with my grandparents. The separation was devastating to my Dad but as I was only about a year old I had no understanding of what had happened. One…