Whatever Happened to Mercy?

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy Matthew 5:7 Whatever happened to mercy in our political arena and in our community? Where is forgiveness clearly messaged towards people who don’t agree with us, live up to our standards or fit in with our tight knit circle? When we are anxious to pick up stones to…

Summer Reading

The lilacs are definitely in full bloom in our area. I am partial to lilacs because their sweet and delicate fragrance contrasts with their gnarly almost ancient looking stems. As summer comes knocking on our doors some of us think of time spent reading a new book or two. Here is a collection of 3…

Free Christmas Devotional

For those who have enjoyed this year’s revised 12 Christmas gifts devotions you will find them along with 28 other meditations and photographs free for download on December 22-23 from Amazon. It is my very small Christmas gift to my friends here on WordPress. God bless each of you who has passed through my sometimes meandering…

A Chosen People

But you are a chosen people a royal priesthood a holy nation. God’s special possession that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light! 1 Peter 2:9 When I was growing up we had a way to pick teams for our neighborhood ball game. A bat…

Missions in our Back Yard

Our Bhutanese friend is so proud of the sunflowers that surround their home. Our city is rapidly filling with refugee people coming to find a new life here. All our lives we have been told that the mission field begins just outside the doors of the church. How true it has become! But how can they call on…