Healing Doesn’t Always Look Healthy

“‘Because a loveless world,’ said Jesus, ‘is a sightless world. If anyone loves me, he will carefully keep my word and my Father will love him—we’ll move right into the neighborhood! Not loving me means not keeping my words. The message you are hearing isn’t mine. It’s the message of the Father who sent me.’”Continue reading “Healing Doesn’t Always Look Healthy”

God Burned the Blanket – Part IV

“Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul?  Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God—soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.” Psalm 42:11 (The Message)   I’ve been sharing for the past two weeks about how God burned the blanket of depressionContinue reading “God Burned the Blanket – Part IV”

God Burned the Blanket – Part III

“I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God.”Continue reading “God Burned the Blanket – Part III”

God Burned the Blanket – Part II

“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” Psalm 34:17 (NIV) Last time we were together, I shared how God has been talking to me in deeper ways throughout 2017.  One of the things God invitedContinue reading “God Burned the Blanket – Part II”

God Burned the Blanket – Part I

“God’s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked.” Psalm 9:9 (The Message)   My relationship with God has deepened during 2017.  While I still hear His still small voice, sometimes as a whisper, other times as a billboard, He has begunContinue reading “God Burned the Blanket – Part I”

Obedience is Always Right

“God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.” Romans 2:6-8 (NIV)   Obedience can,Continue reading “Obedience is Always Right”