Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about 7 miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing Him.
He asked them, “What are you (more…)
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14
I’ve been through a lot in my life – childhood abuse, abandonment, seeing loved (more…)
. . . forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead . . . – Philippians 4:13b
Many people were happy to bid good riddance to 2016. It was a year of great tension, trial, loss and division. And now that it’s behind us, it’s important we don’t spend 2017 looking in the rearview mirror. It’s time to move (more…)
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:13-14
My mother used to tell me I was conceived to save my parents’ marriage. Considering my father left when I was 6 (more…)
We almost didn’t go. We almost missed out on one of the most fun family outings of all time. And I almost missed out on what might have been God’s purpose for my whole trip.
We had arrived in West Virginia, from which my family hails, the previous day. At most elevations, snow was on the ground, though just barely. Only two (more…)