I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. It’s that time of year again isn’t it? Gifts and wrapping paper and bows. Parties and family get togethers and intimate lunches.Traveling and shopping and UPS. Maybe snow or rain or sunshine and 70 degrees.What a time to be alive and to celebrate. As I…

The Great Commission

Reaching out. That’s what we are called to do. To spread God’s Word we must reach out.   The Gospel of Matthew ends with Jesus giving the Great Commission to the eleven disciples [Mat 28:16-20]. Jesus tells them to go out and make disciples of all nations. Jesus was telling them that all people are…

dream

“Let Jesus use you where you are.”  I’m trying to each day.  Are you?  This song by Josh Wilson reminds us how, and why we should.  ~jdoe “Dream Small” by Josh Wilson It’s a momma singing songs about the Lord It’s a daddy spending family time That the world said he cannot afford These simple…

I’m A Winner

Have you ever called yourself a loser? I have and sometimes still do. It’s a harsh label and one I wish I didn’t use. How many times have you looked at another person and said to yourself, “At least I’m not as bad as that person.”?  Isn’t that really the same thing as calling another…

A New Perspective

I like to read daily devotionals.  Here, in prison, they are readily available.  I see a great number of people reading them.  One I read is Daily Bread and a second is Living Faith which is Catholic based.  In Living Faith I recently read a devotional that suggested reading, and contemplating, Christ’s miracles though His…

Make Room

As I cast about looking for the words to this Christmas post I found myself at a loss for what to say.  I  mean, everything I wrote down had been said before, and often by more insightful and wiser persons than I.  Instead I decided to write about how I wanted Christmas to be different…

Locked

Keys We all have them.  Keys to: our car; our house; our desk; suitcases; diaries; the shed in the backyard; and the list goes on.  They are simple tools that we use to facilitate our lives.  They come in many sizes and shapes and even colors. But have you ever really thought about what they…

Happy Father’s Day

“Who needs fathers?  We all do.  We especially need our Father in heaven, who forgives our parenting inadequacies for Jesus’ sake and who enables us each day with a fresh start.  Just as the loving father in Luke’s gospel welcomed home his lost son, our Father will one day welcome us into heaven together with…

“Live Like You’re Loved”

Because you are. In a recent article Behind The Song: Hawk Nelson Shares The Heart Behind Their New Single “Live Like You’re Loved” written by FreeCCMAbby for FreeCCM we read these wise words from Hawk Nelson’s lead singer Jon Steingard: “God’s love for us is not based on how good we are, it’s based on…

At Calvary

Years I spent in vanity and pride, Caring not my Lord was crucified, Knowing not it was for me He died On Calvary. By God’s Word at last my sin I learned; Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned, Till my guilty soul imploring turned To Calvary. There Your mercy and Your grace was…