Wings of Joy

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 It’s hard to rejoice in the midst of grief.  It’s hard to give thanks when you’ve just said goodbye to the one you love, and the pain digs deep in […]

Hidden Treasure, part 2

Why bother with the genealogies in the Bible? For most of us (myself included), it’s hard to really “get something” out of the long lists of names scattered throughout the Bible. However, with a little digging, you can find some pretty interesting things. For instance… Matthew 1:1-11 records the genealogy of Jesus Christ. I was […]

Hidden Treasure

“Biblical genealogies are so boring!” Heard that before? Thought that before? So have I. Then the other day a friend of mine showed me this chart of the translation/meanings of several of the Hebrew names in the genealogy of Genesis 5. ADAM Man (is) SETH Appointed ENOSH Mortal KENAN Sorrow, (but) MEHALALEL The Blessed God […]

Bridges and Surf Boards

Sometimes I wonder, “what does ‘standing on God’s Word’ even MEAN?” The older I get and the more I study both Scripture and life, the more I’m discovering that the life and faith that Jesus invites us to are much more “fluid” than I grew up believing them to be. I’m discovering that “standing on […]