When we take Communion as a united Church Body, I remember all the times I have seen communion done with breaking actual bread just as CHRIST must have done with HIS disciples…… AND HE BROKE BREAD…….. As I look around the Church, I realize that everyone around me is broken……..and isn’t there this unspoken broken … More BE THE BREAD!
I look at my hand-held cross and I want to remember. It’s a reminder and my eyes will look there continuously throughout the day. As I look at the Cross I ask myself: do I live a Cross-shaped life? Is my life reflective of JESUS? It’s not what I do, it’s what I believe … More A CROSS SHAPED LIFE
There are times I tell myself I’m not measuring up………you know those thoughts. They are the ones that tell us, we aren’t good enough. We question whether we are a good parent, friend, neighbor or marriage partner. So why in the world do we taunt ourselves like this? Because in this world of relentless pursuits … More NO CONDEMNATION
If you think on it, the LORD JESUS was deeply known by HIS FATHER. And we are deeply known too. The LORD JESUS said this: JOHN 17: 25-26 “RIGHTEOUS FATHER, THE WORLD HAS NOT KNOWN YOU. HOWEVER, I HAVE KNOWN YOU, AND THEY HAVE KNOWN THAT YOU SENT ME. I MADE YOUR NAME KNOWN TO … More DEEPLY KNOWN
We will be celebrating Easter soon……… There were six hours one Friday that changed all of history! You cannot stand in the shadow of the CROSS and not be humbled. Stand or kneel or bow down before the CROSS and ponder who died for you there. Who took the nails for you? Because JESUS is who … More DON’T DOUBT HIS POWER ON THE CROSS!
If you think on it……..we are all one of many parts of the Body of Christ. We all have many gifts that contribute to the whole. We are many, but we all belong to ONE GOD. 1 Corinthians 12: 13 “FOR WE WERE ALL BAPTIZED BY ONE SPIRIT SO AS TO FORM ONE BODY.” Christ … More THERE IS ONE
Easter is coming soon and I want everyone to know that HE HAS RISEN! I do wish all of you readers here a joyous Easter, with all the blessings that our LORD can bring! I want to focus a little on Good Friday and the next day. Saturday being the day after CHRIST was crucified … More THE DAY IN-BETWEEN – FROM CROSS TO CROWN
They say our internet and social media have given us the world at our fingertips with endless possibilities, but in reality all it has done is isolate us from one another. People sit alone for hours on end in front of a computer screen looking for a like on their page from cyber friends that … More CRAVE COMMUNION
DID YOU KNOW that the word branch is another name for Messiah? Actually the word branch is mentioned a few times in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament in reference to the coming of a Savior……. JEREMIAH 23:5 “BEHOLD THE DAYS ARE COMING, DECLARES THE LORD, WHEN I WILL RAISE UP FOR DAVID A RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, AND … More IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BRANCH
BECAUSE OF ONE HURRICANE AFTER ANOTHER YOU HAVE TO WONDER……… How many hands reached across the miles and how many hands were lifted in prayer? How many prayers were said over homes, and doors and windows? What kind of prayers were said for families, friends and neighbors? So many prayers and folded hands lifted high…….all … More CROSSBEAM