Resisting temptation. A lesson from Jesus

How do I resist temptation? A lesson from Jesus Weary and tired from a long day of errands, I struggle with putting the key into my front door. Sliding and twisting the lock, I grab the handle and feel my shoulders relax; I am home! Looking down, I pick up my bounty of joy andContinue reading “Resisting temptation. A lesson from Jesus”

When Religion is not enough

When Religion is not enough After reading John 11:38-57, it is a story that always leaves me astonished at the Pharisees but alert in my own life that I don’t become so “holy” that I lose true faith, heart, and belief in God. We can become so “religious” in our lives that we lose faith andContinue reading “When Religion is not enough”

When a Pastor has gone way out of line

When a pastor has gone way out of line “Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the JewishContinue reading “When a Pastor has gone way out of line”

Verse of the day: Habakkuk 3:17-18

Verse of the day: Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree does not bud    and there are no grapes on the vines,though the olive crop fails    and the fields produce no food,though there are no sheep in the pen    and no cattle in the stalls,yet I will rejoice in the Lord,    I will be joyful in God my Savior. http://www.bible.com/111/hab.3.17-18.niv

Paying for the sins of your family

. Paying for the sins of your family As a little girl, I remembered hearing some of the older folks speaking about people who had a family curse on them. Or persons who were paying for the sins of their family. I remember clearly being enraptured in those conversations and not fully understanding why thatContinue reading “Paying for the sins of your family”

Super power humans: A New Year Resolution

The new year is right around the corner and you are probably in the frame of mind of what should I do differently in next year. How about… being a super hero? With the onslaught in the past few years of so many movies and shows displaying humans that have super powers, one of theContinue reading “Super power humans: A New Year Resolution”

Getting lost in the Crowd Mentality

“Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”” Luke 8:52   I found what Jesus said very interesting. After all, if one person says that someone is dead then there may be some doubt. But, a whole crowd who were wailing and mourning standsContinue reading “Getting lost in the Crowd Mentality”

Now that is faith!

As I was reading the story of the centurion, once finished I exclaimed to myself “Now that is some kind of faith!” Here is the bible story: “There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews toContinue reading “Now that is faith!”