If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. Mark 8:34 Continue reading love & loyalty
This is a great reminder that the daily walk is a battle. The symbol of the cross may look sparkly on a necklace or fashionably set in a ring today, but it was not a pretty piece of wood 2,000 years ago. It Takes Both Hands to Carry a Cross by Laura Wingerd. Continue reading a must-read!
I am amazed at how often I lose sight of the depth of Scripture. Not that I normally hold sight, but I don’t treasure the Word to the extent that I want to delve deeper in each sitting. Jesus is fully man AND fully God. My mind is certainly not capable of fully comprehending that statement. But I believe it with all my heart. The Bible clearly teaches this truth. In college group Bible study at CBC, we are going through the gospel of John. The last two Wednesdays have been over John 18. I have learned SO much over … Continue reading John 18
What security does my degree plan offer? A piece of paper. How secure am I with my current job? In the short run, I have a job. But what about the long run? Does my budget provide a feeling of security for any unexpected demand? Uh…. Is my future secure? YES! Let me clarify WHICH future is secure. Obviously, I am not guaranteed anything with respect to the near future. As a matter of fact, I’m not guaranteed much, if anything, during my life. I am certain of one thing in this life: death. I know that sounds very pessimistic, … Continue reading Security
Crucified With Christ (by Phillips, Craig & Dean) As I look back on what I thought was living I’m amazed at the price I chose to pay And to think I ignored what really mattered ‘Cause I thought the sacrifice would be too great But when I finally reached the point of giving in I found the cross was calling even then And even though it took dying to survive I’ve never felt so much alive For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live Not I but Christ that lives within me His Cross will never ask for … Continue reading bringing back the focus