I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

Why would you focus on the flaw in someone else’s life and yet fail to notice the glaring flaws of your own? How could you say to your friend, ‘Let me show you where you’re wrong,’ when you’re guilty of even more? You’re being hypercritical and a hypocrite! First...
Humble Thanks

Humble Thanks

In this season of giving thanks, it is nice to have a fresh look on the familiar.  I like the way that Dr. Brian Simmons, the lead translator of The Passion Translation, offers us new insight on the Beatitudes in Matthew’s gospel.  “What wealth is offered to you when...
Hope, a Bridge to Faith

Hope, a Bridge to Faith

Okay, let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to keep our hope “on.” I’m only as hope-filled for as long as it takes for the next obstacle in my path to come along and shatter my fragile expectations. Holding onto hope can be slippery. The purpose of hope is to connect...
Enter Rest

Enter Rest

 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. – Hebrews 4:11 Jesus, as our Joshua, takes us into the promise land. The name Jesus and Joshua are the same in the Hebrew. Both mean...
Feeling Weary Already?

Feeling Weary Already?

 Now, God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it. -Hebrews 4:1, The Passion Translation I...