“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18, NKJV) When Jesus told His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the… Read More The Wisdom of the Cross
I am Irene of Athens. From 797-802, I ruled the Byzantine Empire. My husband was Emperor Leo IV and after his death, I became guardian of our 10-year-old son, Constantine VI and co-emperor with him. When he was older, my son’s attempt to seize power was crushed by me. He banished me from court but I returned… Read More Irene, the Terrible?
It is God’s will that your good lives should silence those who foolishly condemn the Gospel without knowing what it can do for them, having never experienced its power. You are free from the law, but that doesn’t mean you are free to do wrong. Live as those who are free to do only God’s… Read More Are You a Light?
“You have a plasma TV, right?” “Had. I got rid of it.” “How come?” “Too many issues.” “What sort of issues?” “One issue is the screen reflection. When I’m watching the News or a movie or a program, I don’t want to see me or the room reflected on the screen. It’s extremely annoying and… Read More No More Plasma TV
“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you – Jeremiah 32:17, NIV How comforting it is to know that nothing is hard too for God. There are times when we are overwhelmed by problems, in the midst of trials and… Read More Nothing Too Hard
What is Domestic Discipline? Is it a more politically correct term for “wife spanking”? Until recently, I didn’t know that this sort of lifestyle existed. I was shocked by the number of people who are practicing it, including Christians. One article described it as a movement in the Christian community. What is Domestic Discipline and… Read More Domestic Discipline
This morning, I read in Matthew 16:28 where Jesus said, “Verily, I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” I sat there wondering about it. Was He talking about the Second Coming or something else? It didn’t… Read More Lunch, Dinner and…
“Occupy your mind with My love, leaving no room for worry and doubt.” Doubt is like a bad penny. It always keeps turning up. It seems that no matter how many times we see the hand of God working in our lives, there is always room for doubt. Even when we have a close relationship… Read More Doubt
I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me – Psalm 13:6 Ranan means to sing, shout, cry out. Ranan is often used to express joy, exultation which seems to demand loud singing, especially when it comes to praising God. Isaiah 12:6 Proverbs 8:3 Psalm 32:11 Shir calls people to express… Read More Singing