fellowship of a round piece of precious metal

The last two months have been very (maybe insert words like “difficult/trying/hard”?) insightful. I expect trials. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds….” James 1:2 I just didn’t expect the various ones that were chasing me down. (My trials are like grains of sand compared to the loss of a dear friend’s spouse. I’m sure she would echo the bullets below. I love you, Diane. And I’m praying for you ceaselessly.) What pulled me through and caused growth and failure and repentance and changed desires and new relationships and modified other relationships? 3 things: … Continue reading fellowship of a round piece of precious metal

The Pearl

A gem of considerable value in the ancient world. So much so that the Jewish Talmud said it was “beyond the value of any set price.” (MacArthur, “Daily Readings from the Life of Christ.” December 20.) Matthew 13:45-56, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” The kingdom was so valuable to him, that he gave up everything to have it. Isn’t that what the gospel calls us to do? Give up everything we have and … Continue reading The Pearl

27 below

I just got back from a very refreshing trip to a friend’s cabin in Colorado. Yes, as the title says, the temperature did go below zero! FRIGID…but we survived. Our best friend was indoors – the wood-burning stove! I had a wonderful time of fellowship and fun with great friends. And, of course, Colorado is a great place to be reminded of the great Creator God I serve! Check out my pics from the trip by clicking the link below: “27 Below”: facebook photo album Continue reading 27 below