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Letting Go of My 100 Denarii

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32 Continue reading “Letting Go of My 100 Denarii”

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From an Empty Home to Belonging to God’s Family

He chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – (Ephesians 1:4-6) Continue reading “From an Empty Home to Belonging to God’s Family”

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A Time of Testing: When Obedience Disappoints and Hurts

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”Romans 8:28-29 Continue reading “A Time of Testing: When Obedience Disappoints and Hurts”

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God Does His Big Thing Even in the Small Things

Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue,behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.You hem me in, behind and before,and lay your hand upon me. –Psalm 139:1-5 Continue reading “God Does His Big Thing Even in the Small Things”

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Radical Love: Including the Excluded, Connecting with the Disconnected

“For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?” – Matthew 5:46-48 Continue reading “Radical Love: Including the Excluded, Connecting with the Disconnected”

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To Do What Is Right When You Are Wronged

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4: 1-3 Continue reading “To Do What Is Right When You Are Wronged”