Today I want to tell a story from this past week. Minnesota has hit records for snowfall this past month. Not just snow for February, but snow for any month. Most of us are exhausted from the shoveling, bad roads, and other winter hazards. A week ago we had another blizzard. I knew there would [...]
Friends, how often do we truly seek God's way? How often do we seek our own? I can assure you, God's way is the best. His way gives the most satisfaction, joy, comfort, security and every other positive that can be had in this life.
While we live through desert times, God always provides refreshing water.
When Jesus came to earth, he experienced both joy and sorrow. He was willing for our sake to endure the horrors of the cross. He has sent ahead of us a "cloud of witnesses" - others who have lived through joys and sorrows of their own. As we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can [...]
Life is full of various challenges. We face the trial of living in a sin cursed earth which includes our own sin nature as well as that of others. I find as I wade through the muck and mire of difficulties that I can feel weighed down with negativity. As God teaches me to pray, [...]
Have you ever had a bad day? A bad week? Or a time of life when you consistently feel low? We all have. Did someone reach out to you? A friend of mine calls it "being God with skin on". Friends, we all have dark times. We all need help sometime. God commands us to [...]
On Mother’s Day, I introduced the title of Mother Sister Daughter, based on my relationships with many sisters in Christ. Now that Father’s Day is here, I want to talk about my spiritual brothers. In order to keep relationships appropriate (a concept that can be lost by misuse of Christian liberty), I have to approach [...]
The tulip in this picture is called the Marilyn tulip. I'm not sure which Marilyn anyone had in mind when naming this variety, but we will think of my mom's sister. I shared a couple of weeks ago that my family was grieving the loss of my aunt. While there is sadness, we take comfort [...]
My family had a tough week, but God is still good. After a battle with dementia, my aunt died on Wednesday. While we will miss her, she is rejoicing with her Savior. My aunt had placed her trust in Jesus Christ. Those of us who trust Christ will have the same blessing when our earthly [...]
We face many difficulties in life. The pain seems to push us into the thinking that God is not good. We question whether good can come from difficulty or not. However, God has shown us so many times how good He is. When we forget, God’s Word brings a much needed reminder. God has also [...]