I have this thing about going to the doctor. I don’t like it. I don’t like yearly check ups, eye exams, or flu shots……even when I’m sick…….I resist going to the doctor. I’ll ignore my symptoms until I can’t, then I’ll plan my own course of treatment, try an essential oil or a handful of…

Read More

I say if I’d been there to see the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish that I’d follow him faithfully and never doubt anything he said. I would surely never question his promises after seeing him feed another crowd of 4,000 with seven loaves and a few…

Read More

Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and all that is within me,    bless his holy name!Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and forget not all his benefits,who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases,who redeems your life from the pit,    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,who satisfies you with good    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5 ESV One of…

Read More

This week’s Monday School comes from verses I first read and thought about years ago and ones I talked about at a women’s event. I’m thinking about these verses found in 2 Corinthians again. “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from…

Read More

I’m back in John 9 for Monday School. Last week I asked if we really see what we need to see. This week, I dive in deeper. John 9 is the story about the healing of the man born blind, but there’s more to the story. According to the text, the blind man didn’t ask…

Read More

Lately I’ve focused my deeper Bible study on the texts taught at church on Sundays. We’re currently going through the Gospel of John and a few weeks ago, we were in John 9. It’s the story of Jesus healing the man born blind. As he (Jesus) passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And…

Read More

This week’s Monday School is about a topic that’s been rolling around in my head for quite a while. Memory……remembering……reminiscing……..looking back….. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, so when I read in Deuteronomy yesterday morning it caused me to search further. The first part of the book is an historical account of Israel’s…

Read More

Today is another Monday with a new verse rolling around in my head. I was in 2 Corinthians 6 and although I continued to read the entire chapter, I couldn’t get the last part of verse one out of my head. Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God…

Read More

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.  You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast.…

Read More

I’m in the final week of my study in the book of James and past this portion, but I just can’t get these five words from chapter four out of my head. They’ve rolled around and around so much that I think I have to write about it. But he gives more grace. James 4:6a Chapter…

Read More