Posts made in February, 2018

She was breathless

She was breathless.  The splendor and depth of God’s wisdom can be a powerful witness indeed!   The Queen of Sheba was so taken by Solomon’s insight and wisdom—not just by the grandeur of his palace and Temple—that she couldn’t help but respond.   Scripture tells us that it actually took her breath away.   God had blessed Solomon so richly that the queen ended up glorifying God. It may be hard to believe, but using our gifts of insight and...

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God’s own love teach us how to love

You have set aside the commandment of God It was an easy trap to fall into.   In their zeal for the faith, many of the scribes and Pharisees created layers and layers of traditions and practices that would set them apart from “the world.”   Over time, these layers began to complicate and eclipse the true nature of the Law of Moses—to the point that some people were able to turn the Law on its head. In contrast to the complexities these scribes...

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Reach out and touch someone

And as many as touched it were healed. “Reach out and touch someone.”   This popular advertising slogan from years ago could easily be the theme for us.   People scurried to Jesus, knowing that he had comforted and healed many in astonishing ways.   They laid aside their everyday tasks and obligations for a time and rushed through the heat and dust to bring him their concerns and sicknesses and needs.   They hoped to touch him—even just to...

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Quote of the Week – February 26, 2018

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Silver and Gold

. . . refining them like gold or like silver that they may offer due sacrifice to the Lord.  In celebration of when Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.   The prophet Malachi foreshadowed this event when he spoke of the Holy One entering his Temple.   He would purify his people so that they could offer a worthy sacrifice to God—which is exactly what Jesus had come to do.   And he has come to do it for you. As part...

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