Lesson Learned

A valuable lesson was learned when I watched a dear friend of mine, someone I consider family, choose to live in sin. I say “choose” because my friend professed to be a follower of Jesus and knows His ways. However, He desired the sin more than he wanted Jesus. He chose to live with theContinue reading “Lesson Learned”

Promise Keeper

The Christmas story is beautiful, rich, invitational, simple yet complex. It is filled with intricate details, some foretold to prophets hundreds of years prior. When the time was right, God kept His promise but fulfillment was complicated. I wonder if God wants to fill us with Christmas awe and wonder each time we unwrap aContinue reading “Promise Keeper”

With Us and For Us

An angel appeared in a dream to a very confused young man named Joseph. He had just discovered that the girl he was to marry was pregnant. And Joseph knew that he was not the father. The angel said, “Do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived inContinue reading “With Us and For Us”

One Extraordinary Moment

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…(John 1, 14). The most remarkable moment of all time…the moment the Word became flesh. That single moment was extraordinary.It was revolutionary. It was perfection personified. It was absolutelyContinue reading “One Extraordinary Moment”

A Baby’s Birth

Advent. It’s the time of year when the church celebrates our Lord’s birth and a time when we spiritually prepare for His second coming. I’m taking a break from Genesis to focus on this season. But I hope to make a weekly posting, inviting you to join me as I ponder the significance of Advent.Continue reading “A Baby’s Birth”

Whistle While You Work

The book of Genesis opens with a description of God at work. He worked six days and rested on the seventh day. His work was creative, extremely productive and had immeasurable value. He was very pleased. We learn that God put Adam in the garden to work it and take care of it. Could thatContinue reading “Whistle While You Work”

Leading the Way

Adam and Eve were created for relationship…relationship with the Creator and relationship with one another. In God’s brilliant design, two humans came from one and were then reunited, becoming one flesh (Genesis 2:24). They enjoyed God and they enjoyed one another. But sin shattered what was once beautiful and fulfilling. When Adam and Eve disobeyedContinue reading “Leading the Way”

Unfailing Love

Many a mom, myself included, thinks, “You can try to hurt me, but stay away from my kids.” If you want to see a gentle mama turn into a ferocious “bear,” then try to harm her babies. You will see a totally different personality emerge. I’m convinced that the temptation in the garden of EdenContinue reading “Unfailing Love”

The Blame Game

At the age of two, my daughter invented two imaginary friends. I think they existed solely for the purpose of having someone to blame for her misdeeds. If something was broken or missing, Golcy was responsible. If disobedience was involved, it was most likely Hoohoo’s fault. These two friends seemed to disappear when my daughterContinue reading “The Blame Game”

Where Are You?

When my grandsons were two and three years old, they loved stripping off their clothes and running naked through the house. Such innocence and freedom! I’m sure it was a glimpse of God’s original plan for all of us. No shame about our bodies. Free from negative thoughts or words. It’s hard to wrap myContinue reading “Where Are You?”