Jesus Delivers Us

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage  (Hebrews 2:14-16) We see that Jesus came to destroy the …

Rejoice In Trials?

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,  whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet …

Fire with Fire

Samson burning the fields of the Philistines After the Philistines threatened to burn her and her father’s house with fire, Samson’s wife explained Samson’s riddle to them.  His anger aroused, Samson left her.   Then, he visited her with a young goat but her father had given her to his companion.  Samson told them, “This time …

Watch Your Tongue

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.  We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths …

Ever Present

But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill – Psalm 3:3, 4 How has God manifested Himself during those tough times you encounter? Does He comfort you through …

Light in Darkness

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple - Psalm 119:130 I don't like darkness. It's heavy, oppressive and downright scary. It makes you feel helpless, vulnerable and causes you to stumble because you can't see where you're going or what's in front of you. What gets rid of the darkness? …

The Trade In

PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold “Why don’t you trade that in for a computer?” “I don’t trust computers.  I’ve heard horror stories of people losing their work because of some glitch.  No, I’m sticking to this handy typewriter.  It has been good to me for all these years.  I’m not going to trade it in …

In the Midst

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you - Isaiah 43:2 The Christian life is not about the absence of sorrow, suffering, pain and trials but …

The Lapel

"The interview will commence in ten minutes so you need to go over there and fix his lapel."  Rhea was mortified.  "I can't," she protested. "Don't be silly," Angela snapped.  "You're responsible for making sure that the guests look good in front of the camera.  Now get over there and fix the lapel or you …

Rebuilding/Monochrome #writephoto

It stood there, a monochrome structure, unusual in appearance as tourists and curiosity seekers descended upon its immaculate grounds like a swarm of locusts.  They came every year to see if it would cave in.  The owners of the property were determined that it never would.  As long as it remained standing, the money would …

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