Suddenly The Angel Left

Would you like to talk to an angel about what’s happening to you?  I would. Peter came close, but did not have adequate time for an in-depth discussion.   It is reported in Acts 12:8-10.  King Herod, willing to please the militant Jews, killed James (the brother of John).  He arrested Peter, intending to put him … Continue reading Suddenly The Angel Left

Meaningful Meetings with the Master (Part 2 of 2)

Our individual worship times are more essential to our spiritual health than serving in a local church; more essential than communion; more essential than fellowship, valuable though all of those things can be.  We have been looking at having nourishing times alone with God.  Five suggestions were: Faith attitude:  “God will nourish me as I … Continue reading Meaningful Meetings with the Master (Part 2 of 2)

Meaningful Meetings with the Master

A Christian who enjoys a positive relationship with the Lord will likely say that their private time of worship is what nourishes and sustains them. Since a little directly from God is better than a lot from people, Christians have to know how to feed themselves from the Bible. One’s personal time of worship is … Continue reading Meaningful Meetings with the Master

How God Applied Your Prayers

During our June 23 – July 1 time of service in Cuba, we felt the effect of people praying for us via a host of graces (Thank You). And we think God applied the prayers of His people to three specific situations:  First, a Canadian Officer   We normally drive to Toronto and then only one … Continue reading How God Applied Your Prayers

Give, Unity, Glory and Sent

The high priestly prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ recorded in John 17 emphasizes giving, that He was sent by the Father, unity of the Father and Son and of believers with God, and the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.Since this is a conversation between the Son and the Father, Me means Jesus Christ, … Continue reading Give, Unity, Glory and Sent

The Parable of the Ledge (Part 4 of 4)

Alex Honnald – article cover picture -- was featured on the cover of the May 2011 issue of National Geographic. He is free soloing (no climbing aides, no ropes) Mount Half Dome in Yosemite Valley in northern California.  Photo purchased for use herein. In parts 1-3, an older saint has engaged fellow transit riders in … Continue reading The Parable of the Ledge (Part 4 of 4)

The Parable of The Ledge (Part 3 of 4)

In parts 1 and 2, a dignified older man engaged his fellow transit riders about faith in God.  To one tart, salient point, a business man could not think of an intellectually astute rebuttal, but neither did he yield the offensive.  “I only believe what I can see.”  The august senior replied, “Like electricity, love, … Continue reading The Parable of The Ledge (Part 3 of 4)

The Parable of the Ledge (Part 2 of 4)

Part 1 was about an older man on Chicago’s L and his conversation with his fellow passengers, which is about a man on a high mountain ledge (That’s a one paragraph review of Part 1). “While the man in our story knows he is on a dangerous ledge, humanity, generally speaking, does not know this. … Continue reading The Parable of the Ledge (Part 2 of 4)

The Parable of the Ledge (Part 1 of 4)

 It was rush hour – 5:30 P.M. – and people were being squeezed in and out of the L – Chicago’s rapid transit system – like blood moving in and out of a human heart.  As an elderly man entered a car, he was run over by a teenager, a middle-aged business-man in a suit … Continue reading The Parable of the Ledge (Part 1 of 4)

John Quincy Adams and His Wife Louisa Catherine

 Recently I finished reading a biography of President John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa Catherine by Jack Shepherd. Indulge me a couple of pages because the perspective may nourish your soul.  Louisa Catherine Johnson was spring (Shepherd’s words); John Quincy was winter.  Her Maryland blood loved the promise of warmer weather. JQA was born … Continue reading John Quincy Adams and His Wife Louisa Catherine