Blossoming Hope

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.  Luke 23:3   For those of you who like me are gardeners you know that Tulips, Daffodils and other tuberous flowers are never planted in the spring. Instead we go out to dig up some corner of…

Contentment

But Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 1 Timothy 6:6-7 Every commercial we see on our television screen has the goal in mind of causing us to become discontent until – we buy their product. Though we may not…

21st Century Sprinters

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV   Are you so busy sometimes that you gulp down your morning coffee and sprint out the door feeling as if you were already late? Do you…

Prayers of Restoration

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”  John 11:44 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Mark 7:34-35 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to…

The Unique Sabbath – Day Four- The Delight

If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight… Isaiah 58:13 It was more than forty years ago and we had driven through the night out of Nevada, through Lake Tahoe and then gently descended into the area surrounding Sacramento California. Of…