by Glenae Atchison "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in … Continue reading Living Love in a Surprising Twist
BLESSED Matthew 5:3-12 When Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, he launched into the longest sermon ever recorded. At the beginning of that sermon are what we know as The Beatitudes. My husband recently preached a sermon from Matthew 5:3-12, and he stated, The Beatitudes are "holy attitudes for living the Christian life." Rev. Skip … Continue reading Holy Attitudes for Living the Blessed Christian Life
Is your heart prepared? "Live by the Spirit . . . The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:16,22-23 It seems that once we have finished with Thanksgiving, we are suddenly barreling headlong toward Christmas. At times it can feel like we're on a runaway … Continue reading Prepare for The Coming of the Lord
Memories of Granny Hen remind us of her seemingly endless wisdom, of lessons taught and lessons learned. How to be the giver.
I was telling my prayer group of our cute little grandson's prayer. As we laughed, we suddenly realized a sobering thought:
Who ME? Make Disciples? I'm not trained to do that....
Why Does He? "When I look at the night sky and see the work of Your fingers--the moon and the stars You have set in place--what are mortals that You should think of us, mere humans that You care for us? You made us only a little lower than the angels, ... You put us … Continue reading What is Man That You Should Think of Us?
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." -Proverbs 1:7 What is the Biggest Issue in our Society Today? I believe that the biggest problem plaguing our society today is that few people heed this very true proverb. Entitlement, selfishness, rebellion, and staying on an "even keel" … Continue reading What to Pray for this Christmas
Unconfessed sin? "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness... If anybody does sin, we have One who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours … Continue reading On Unconfessed Sin
God's Faithfulness "I have heard all about You, Lord, and I am filled with awe by the amazing things you have done. In this time of our deep need, begin again to help us, as You did in years gone by. Show us Your power to save us."-Habakkuk 3:2 NLT Too many times, we feel … Continue reading Feeling Far from God?