Reflections from 1 John 3:1

1 John 3:1   See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. This verse isn’t exactly easy for all of us to understand. It’s not our fault. Dad just wasn’t exactly part of the picture. We were blessed with amazing mothers who took on the role. Father just doesn’t come to mind when we think of the term parent or household. And still, some of us, have failed over and over again when it comes to being a parent. We have a difficult time comprehending just how a loving Father would still have anything to do with us after the mess we’ve created with the children who were entrusted to us by Him. I fall somewhere in between on both sides of the spectrum. I always knew who my dad was. I just couldn’t understand why I…

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Reflections from Luke 1:37

Luke 1:37         For nothing will be impossible for God. With Christmas right around the corner, The Annunciation has been used in many of the Gospel readings over…

Reflections from Matthew 1:18

Matthew 1:18   Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was…

Reflections from Matthew 11:11

Matthew 11:11      Amen, I say to you, among those born of women, there has been none greater than John the Baptist: yet the least in the kingdom of…

Reflections from Luke 1:38

Luke 1:38      Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”   There are two points that came…

Reflections from Isaiah 40:1

Isaiah 40:1 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. As someone who struggles with addiction, I know how it feels to receive comfort from another person. No, it…

Reflections from Luke 5:18-19

Luke 5:18-19 And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set [him] in his presence. But not finding…

How Significant is Repentance in Your Life?

Repentance. I don’t think there’s been one word that has created more confusion in my relationship with Jesus Christ. At least, that’s how it used to be. Repentance. A word…

Reflections from Luke 7:39

Luke 7:39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman…