Tag: faith

Who is Jesus?

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” – Matthew 16:15 Who do you say that Jesus is?  Who do you know Jesus to be? Not just His name but who He is.  I have related to Jesus in different ways throughout my spiritual journey. There are times when I have… Read More ›

Jesus Knows Our Hearts

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” – Matthew 2:21 Many like to give lip service to being a follower of Christ. Many like looking good, too. The question we need to ask ourselves is… Read More ›

Waiting with Courage

It is a rainy day. We have had a lot of rainy days the past week or so. Today I saw a huge turtle walking around the other side of the lake. And there are a lot of ducks. Go figure. We left our quarantine and traveled the other day. A deacon’s wife had passed… Read More ›

Jesus, Hold Us Close

I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the Evil One. – John 17:15 Jesus asks the Father to keep His apostles from the “evil one”. He asks that they be protected from evil. And consecrated in truth. He loves all of His disciples. He… Read More ›

We Are Not Alone

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. – John 14:18 “I will not leave you orphans.” Jesus tells us that we are not alone. Not ever. Even though it sometimes feels like we are navigating through our world all by ourselves.  How do we know we are not alone? How do… Read More ›

The Good Shepherd

I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. – John 10:9 I was once on retreat and my spiritual director told me about how shepherds took care of their sheep. And one of the things they did was to sleep at the… Read More ›

We Are Loved

I celebrated a birthday this week. My husband made me an awesome dinner. And my son and daughter-in-law brought their 2 children over. (Don’t worry. We practiced social distancing). They made me a big poster with letters to me and their drawings. And my eldest stepson and daughter-in-law and my 3 adult grandchildren and soon… Read More ›

Were Not Our Hearts Burning?

Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” – Luke 24:32 “Were not our hearts burning?” Sometimes my heart burns when I hear Jesus’ voice. I hear Him in different ways. Maybe a word in a… Read More ›

Have No Fear

Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” – John 3:3 I’ll Nicodemus came to Jesus at night. He wanted to talk to him. He wanted to learn from him. There was something about Jesus that touched Nicodemus… Read More ›

Do We Believe?

Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?r Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” – John 20:29 Faith. Faith is a gift. A gift from God. We do not earn it. We receive it whether or not we deserve it. We may not have seen… Read More ›

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