CATCH AND RELEASE

I have never fished a day in my life.  I love to eat fish; I just rely on others to catch fish.  Jesus used various fishing expressions to teach His disciples, so I believe it is important to gain a …

THE KING’S CHOICE

In 2 Kings chapters 22 and 23 NKJV, we find a somewhat familiar story of a boy who becomes king, named Josiah.  Chapter 22 verse 1 says, “Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one …

SAME MERCY, DIFFERENT OUTCOMES

Have you ever wondered how it occurs that two people can have a touch from God in which one turns towards Him while the other runs away?  Perhaps closer to home,  you have siblings with similar upbringings in your family …

SALT

SALT.  A basic seasoning staple in all homes.  It takes the bland and gives it a savory flavor that enhances the taste of so many foods.  It is hard to imagine eating French fries without it.  SALT combined with dark …

THUMBS AND BIG TOES

In times of growth, change, and maturity, the enemy fights hard to stop, distract, discourage, and make us impotent.  He sees the threat of us awakening to the boundless power accessed by the Holy Spirit indwelling our hearts and minds.  …

THE REAL REASON

Jesus often taught in parables to point out true meaning.  Noah Webster defines a parable as a representation of something real in life or nature, from which a moral is drawn for instruction.  Mark 12:1-12 NKJV shows us a parable …

SOMETHING

Mark 11:12-14 and 11:20-24 NKJV states, Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He (Jesus) was hungry.  And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find SOMETHING …

A NEW NAME

Two years ago in December I visited my Dad in the Memory Care facility which he then accepted as home.  His decline was rapid, and our family was discussing placing him on hospice care.  Even though the ravages of the …

DIFFERENT AGENDAS

And He (Jesus) entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand.  So they (the Pharisees) watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so they might accuse Him.  And He said …

REASONING

I have taken various personality tests and found from the last one that my dominant trait is that of a processor.  I tend to chew on facts and ideas and mull them over in my head before I come to …