Worship in the Waves

Everyone had gone. Even my husband had left to run an errand and I sat alone in my hospital bed. My heart and mind were too full to think clearly – but my soul longed to declare and remember truth. I gathered the strength to hobble over to the bedside couch (which my husband claimedContinue reading “Worship in the Waves”

The Beatitudes Part 7

The Peacemakers “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9 I tend to think of peace as a ceasefire. If you can keep people from firing at each other, you are keeping the peace. I am naturally skilled at this task. I can diffuse tension and diplomatically navigate conversations.Continue reading “The Beatitudes Part 7”

The Beatitudes Part 5

The Merciful “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” Matthew 5:7 Jesus gives an incredible statement about the merciful: “They shall receive mercy.” As those who know the gospel and have received mercy from the Lord, we can often gloss over this verse. Yet it truly is remarkable. Think about it: the mercyContinue reading “The Beatitudes Part 5”