Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants. Psalm 119:89-91
Sixty-six books, 40 authors, yet God-breathed, 2 Timothy 3:16,
The Bible reveals a love so deep men and women cannot grasp its totality. We watch this love unfold as God breathes into Adam and gives him life. We see God walking with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in the cool of the day – the way it was meant to be. We frown as Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit and hide from God. We marvel when God promises One who will pay the price for their sin and the sins of future generations, so that their relationship will be restored with God. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Cling to God’s Word
Celebrating my Beloved on our 47th Anniversary
My beloved is radiant and respected, distinguished among myriads. His head overflows with the wisdom of the ancients. His eyes shine as the sun’s rays over Jerusalem at dawn. His cheeks are like jasmine tea leaves and mounds of fragrant herbs found at Siem Reap. His lips are sweet, dripping honey and cinnamon from Vietnam. His arms are muscular and strong, ready to protect in the jungles of Cambodia. His body is lean and masculine, rising in Ha Long Bay, majestic and peaceful. My beloved’s legs are columns of marble found in the Taroko Gorge, tried and strong. His appearance is like the Dolomite Mountains, bold and magnificent. His mouth speaks words of kindness, and he is altogether desirable.
This is my beloved, and this is my friend.
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
Adapted from Song of Songs 5:10-16
We observe, we talk, and we remember. We remember what was done, what was said, and what happened.
How we choose to view our past informs our future. We can sit down and frown. We can talk about how life isn’t fair.
We can wonder, “Why is this happening?”
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A Light Shines in the Darkness
The Life was the Light of Men
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
He came to walk among us, share the Kingdom of God, heal the hurting, feed the multitudes, hang on the cross, pray “Father forgive them.” Continue reading A Light Shines in the Darkness This Christmas for You
The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35
“What? The Holy Spirit who overshadowed Mount Sinai when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments is going to overshadow me? I’m just a poor girl from Nazareth, engaged to a humble carpenter.”
“Nothing is impossible with God,” said Gabriel.
“Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:37-38
Dirt-poor. Wrong neighborhood, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
Soon-to-be pregnant. Unmarried.
Nothing is impossible with God.
Overshadowed by the Holy Spirit.
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