Discussions about God, sometimes evolve from random conversations with friends. This happened to me just the other day. Many times these discussions include questions about important biblical truths that I believe. I always try to communicate to others what I know about these truths, but on this occasion I realized my lack of knowledge on the subject.
Throughout my life I have recited the Apostles’ Creed. I believe in all it says, including the text about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In biblical study these three grouped together are referred to as the Trinity. But we have to turn to the Bible to understand how three equal one. In Matthew 28:19, Continue reading
What ignites our desire to commune with God, comes from many sources. As a young teenager in the church, I always grew closer to Him at Living Waters church camp. As a young adult, I felt His presence while listening to many preachers and their sermons. This was how I received most of my guiding light, during those stages of my life.
Regrettably, I never allowed God’s light to remain radiant in my life for long periods of time. But recently, Continue reading
Do you ever feel empty? I don’t mean empty of food, like the photo of my refrigerator reveals. I’m talking about if you ever wonder what you do in your life is enough.
Rise in the morning. Family, work, chores or obligations during the day. Then more family, more work, more chores or obligations in the evening. Sleep. Rise tomorrow and repeat your yesterday.
Life can get so monotonous – if we choose to let it! Continue reading
What a mighty God we have! I believe this with all my heart. Now, let’s see how the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary defines God.
noun : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe
The Being perfect in power, wisdom and goodness. These words describe something humans will never amount to in our lifetime. We will never reach the perfectness of God. But instead of honoring His glorious name – Continue reading
Historic Brush Creek Salem United Church of Christ recently observed their 250 year anniversary. On a beautiful Sunday with pews overflowing from generations of friends and congregants past and present, they celebrated. The event took place in the tradition of a wonderful community gathering, united together to commemorate something extra special.
The choir, organ and horn music expanded as it unrolled upward to the sanctuary ceiling, where it bounced off and returned back to the faithful’s eager ears. I closed my eyes as I listened to the first song, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” so I could appreciate the Continue reading
Christians are on a constant journey. Not in the sense that we live out of a suitcase, traveling from hotel to hotel. No – it’s that we are always trying to move closer to God.
We move closer to God every time we:
Learn His Word.
Share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Allow the Holy Spirit to encourage good works.
Sometimes our journey is easy. Our direction is accurate because we understand and make right decisions based on God’s law. The situation may be utter chaos, but choosing to follow The Word over the world, by putting our trust in The Word, always leads us Continue reading
Two years ago, I was drawn to Bible study. As a child, my mom took me, my sister and my brother to Sunday School and church each week. Through years past I attended many adult Christian Education classes at church, but all on Sunday mornings. It wasn’t until two years ago that I decided to relinquish some of my personal during-the-week time, to learn God’s Word. Oh, how selfish I was to hold back all those years!
Finding the right fit may not happen right away. My first Bible study was Continue reading
Today is my first blog post. It happens to be posted on God’s day – Sunday. Today involved: attending my home church with my husband and college age daughter, enjoying lunch while visiting my brother-in-law, and spending bonding time with my daughter as we baked zucchini bread. Now it is 5:00 PM. The day is more than half over and I’m thinking – did I Lift Him Up today? Was I a reflection of Christ’s love to those who saw me? Let’s take a quick recount of my three experiences.