“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in … Read moreTaking Shelter In Jesus (part three)
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be … Read moreRich in Jesus!
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8, NIV). I have found it to be almost exhilarating! Each day to rise up in the morning and to go on an expedition in search … Read moreThinking of Beautiful Things
“I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14, NIV) He was facing some real challenges at the moment. From most peoples’ point of view things were just plum awful. There were those who were falsely accusing him, and many of them were supposedly … Read morePressing Towards The Goal
All his life had led up to this moment. He was born a Hebrew, saved from death as his mother made a basket and hid it in the reeds of the Nile; discovered there by Pharaoh’s daughter she immediately grew fond of the young child. Nearby was child’s older sister who when seeing Pharaoh’s daughters … Read morePleasing God Through Leading Men (Exodus 4)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart … Read moreSharing The Journey That Seeks The Greatest Treasure
“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you … Read moreBig Growth in Goodness is God’s Goal for Us
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV). The thinking is all too often that “I can do it.” I can transform myself, make myself into the image that Christ will accept and approve. And more than this, … Read moreCreated For Good Works
One of our greatest joys in life is that of getting to know people. Sharing in the telling of one another’s stories brings with it both tears and joy. In so doing, as Christians we begin to weave one another’s stories into the fabric of our lives. I have shared stories with people from every … Read moreNew Chapter, Same Journey — We Are Going Home!