Isaiah 53:5 (NLT) 5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. So this is Easter. Bunny, candy, the bi annual schlepping to church for many. Celebrating the ultimate show of love. Beaten so we could […]Read more "Good Friday? No. Incomprehensibly Blessed Friday? Yes. Isaiah 53:5"
Psalm 34:8 (NLT) 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Psalm 46:1 (NLT) 1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Two years ago about a few hours earlier from this 5:30 AM time, our daughter […]Read more "Peace be with you in all times. Psalm 34:8"
Malachi 4:2 (NLT) 2 “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. Mark 10:28 (NLT) 28 Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said. […]Read more "On such subtle nuances does our eternity rest. Malachi 4:2"
Jeremiah 32:17 (NLT) 17 “O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! Job 1:21 (NLT) 21 He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and […]Read more "As we approach a new year and beyond… Jeremiah 32:17 (NLT)"
Psalm 42:11 (NLT) 11 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again — my Savior and my God! Because he delivers. He delivers out of selfless love and all we have to do is turn to him. Isaiah 9:6 (NLT) 6 […]Read more "Merry Christmas! All we have to do is turn to him. Psalm 42:11"
John 8:32 (NLT) 32 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Freedom. It was something that I never knew and am just now beginning to know. It’s the freedom of my soul. I may be trapped by the riches of the west in many ways, but my soul is […]Read more "Slowly crawling to freedom John 8:32"
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) 16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. Why be thankful? Seriously. At the jail last night we met with two guys. You might think two guys? Big deal. It was really, because […]Read more "Life in Prison 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18"