Ah-Ha!

Learning about the culture and language of Bible times can reveal new meaning in familiar scriptures. Let’s call them ah-ha moments.

What is the Season of Lent About?

40 Days of Lent

The season of Lent began Wednesday, approximately 40 days before Easter. Why ‘approximately’ 40 days? What is Lent about? Let’s explore our faith.

Marriage Prepares Us for God’s Love

Bride of Christ

We say “the two shall become one flesh” to describe marriage, but this deeply personal love is also used to describe Jesus’ love for His bride, the church. How does marriage prepare us for God’s love?

Jesus Offers Rest For Your Soul

rest for your soul

Are you worn down and tired? Jesus says “Come to me and I will give you rest.” He isn’t offering a day to sleep late, but rest for your soul. Inner rest. Will you come?

The Shepherds – the First to See Baby Jesus

first to see baby Jesus

Why did God choose the lowly shepherds as the first to see the baby Jesus? They were the only ones to receive an angelic birth announcement. What can we learn from God’s choice?

Joseph Gave Up His Dreams

Let’s consider Joseph. He had dreams for the future before God chose Mary as the mother of Jesus. What did Joseph give up by obeying God?

God is Doing a Great Work – Elizabeth and Mary

Consider Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. God is doing a great work through her pregnancy and her character. Her response to Mary is noteworthy.

Prepare the Way! The King is Coming!

Advent prepare for Jesus second coming

The traditional Christmas story begins when Mary becomes pregnant. But the actual story begins 6 months earlier when John the Baptist’s birth is foretold. John will prepare the way for Jesus the King.

What are the Grace of Jesus, Love of God and Fellowship of the Spirit?

What does the Apostle Paul mean when he says the grace of Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit? It means we’re loved so deeply that we’re worth dying for. As if that isn’t enough, the Holy Spirit partners with us in doing life together.

Jesus Is Our Firm Foundation

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug deep down and laid the foundation on…

Making Space for the Kingdom of God

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 (NLT) I’m steeped in 3rd century church history right now and learning how monasteries got started. I’ve always found this simple life of devotion appealing. Had I been Catholic, I’d have considered becoming a…

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Each post is a brief scriptural thought that will grow as you let it take root in your thoughts. If you have time, dig into one area of interest and plant a whole garden.

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