The Beatitudes Part 3

The Meek “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 The meek will inherit the earth. Yet they are not Napoleon or Alexander the Great. Those great warriors of old who took upon themselves to overcome kingdoms and take over nations by pushing their agendas to the max limit! Wouldn’t thatContinue reading “The Beatitudes Part 3”

The Beatitudes Part 2

Those Who Mourn “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Recently our daughter’s revised due date came and went. She would have been born at 34 weeks gestation through induction to give her the optimal chance of survival due to her rare diagnosis. However, instead of entering into a physicalContinue reading “The Beatitudes Part 2”

The Beatitudes Part 1

The Poor in Spirit “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 Poverty is not popular. It never has been and never will be. Nobody wants to be poor. So why would poverty of the spirit be any different? What is it about this quality or state thatContinue reading “The Beatitudes Part 1”

More Precious Than Silver

“Lord you are more precious than silver, Lord you are more costly than gold, Lord you are more beautiful than diamonds, and nothing I desire compares with you…” I sang my daughter Corrie to sleep to this tune tonight being reminded of how precious it has been to me this last year of 2019. EachContinue reading “More Precious Than Silver”

A Band-Aid Won’t Cut It

‘My husband is a very gifted man,’ I thought to myself last night in bed. Though this is a very true statement, I meant it in more of a snarky kind of way. See, he has the gift of sleep. He could fall asleep within two minutes any time, any place and you know it’sContinue reading “A Band-Aid Won’t Cut It”

Steadfast

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Psalm 103:8 “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is myContinue reading “Steadfast”

His Glorious Grace

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us for adoption toContinue reading “His Glorious Grace”

Living Hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s powerContinue reading “Living Hope”

The Father’s Kind of Love

“Fierce love. It’s the best way I can describe the way I love her (Corrie). It’s a gift I can only truly understand when I look at my God – who fiercely loved. Not willing to leave me in my sin but provide a way out by giving up His life for me. I haveContinue reading “The Father’s Kind of Love”