Fisherman would go from fishing for fish to hearing Jesus say (Luke 5:10) “…Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” A leper would (Luke 5:13) “Be clean!” But wait…..in the middle of providing miracles Luke 5:16 tells us “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” How often do we lose sight of Christ? How many of us “forget” to … Continue reading The Need for a Doctor-Luke 5
Keep in mind as we go through this journey in the book of Luke, I will be pointing out various verses that we may normally just skim over. When I was little, my brother used to ALWAYS get the bigger cereal bowl. Every morning 2 bowls full of cereal would be poured and without fail he claimed that big bowl as his own. One day … Continue reading Temptation of a Teacher-Luke 4
When I was a child I was told that I was baptized in the Catholic faith as a baby. As I grew I thought that really all this meant was I got Godparents. There were these two people who would care for me if something happened to my parents. Years later, my family would join a non-denominational church and baptism had a new meaning for … Continue reading Water & a Dove-Luke 3
So the part of my brain that is easily influenced wanted to write Luke 2:14 as I heard Linus from the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon giving his speech, but suddenly I had to stop myself and remember that my plan was to see new things during this time of reading. Then I saw this and my heart melted: Luke 2:40 And the child grew and … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jesus! Luke 2
Social media can bring about all kinds of distraction for us, but I do enjoy new and fresh ideas from others. I, along with many others I am sure, will be reading a chapter of the Gospel of Luke each day up to Christmas. The story of the birth of Jesus will be told throughout the world this month. Children will dress up as wise … Continue reading Silenced & Faithful-Luke 1
Each day we face circumstances that feel IMPOSSIBLE, these circumstances look different for all of us. To a child, climbing up that rope in PE and sliding back down, feeling the burn on their hands feels like the climb is IMPOSSIBLE. A teenager feels like passing the final exam in that really hard class is IMPOSSIBLE. The adult feels like saving their marriage is IMPOSSIBLE. … Continue reading Scream NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE today!
Ten Whispers God whispered his words at me today I prayed silently, struggling with what to say. But he did the talking, I merely sat still That’s what I needed, all my soul could will. It is alright my child, it is I, I am here Calm your mind, you have nothing to fear. I will put an end to the overwhelming thoughts I will … Continue reading Are you listening?
Yesterday, I was walking to my car from a meeting and admiring the glistening snow that was all around me. I thought about this verse: Isaiah 1:18 New International Version (NIV) 18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like … Continue reading Glisten
I am way behind on putting away my Christmas stuff and as I put away my nativity scene I started to think about the wise men . These men sought and were determined to find him. When they did, in Matthew 2:11 we read that the wise men fell down and worshiped him. This brings me to a question that I believe we should be … Continue reading Wise Men
Ever look at child and think, wow look at how happy they are. Children often run around the world without a care in the world. We often hear people tell them not to grow up to fast. When I became a mother I found myself saying some of the same things. As adults we often feel overwhelmed by bills, to-do lists, jobs and relationships thus … Continue reading Joy of a Child