Newsletter

This months newsletter is a study on humility. This is not often on the list of New year’s resolutions, but I think after you read through these inspired passages, you will see how precious this attribute is and how important it is for God’s people. May we each seek to be more like our humble God.

Humble God

     As many of you know, God has helped me to read through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation annually for decades. In the past 6 years He has led me to pull together bible studies on different topics, which are contributing to the…

The demands of the season can make it difficult to be still and draw near to your Dad. But my prayer for myself and each of us is that as we draw near to God we remember that God, in Christ, took the initiative to draw near to us.

I Just Want to Be Near You

When one of our young boys was toddling around the house, he would stand in the center of our home and call “Mama!” until he received a response. Sandi would respond and ask what he needed. His response was “I just want to be near…

Learn about the different ways that we experience joy.

Joy

With Joy In Isaiah 12:3, there is a wonderful phrase, “with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” or as the NLT renders it, “with joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!”   In the past few years I…

God was everything to David. In the first verse of Psalm 23, David declares, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I have everything I need.” (Good News Translation)

Living Vertically

God was everything to David. In the first verse of Psalm 23, David declares, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I have everything I need.” (Good News Translation)    A survey of the BibleGateway’s usage data reveals the Psalms to be the most read book in…

I felt the Holy Spirit ask me what I knew about God. I responded that God was King, and He was good, and He was near, and then many other attributes of God’s character began to form in my mind.

I Know Whom I Have Believed

As I have been feasting on Psalm 23, I was struck by a phrase in the first line. He didn’t say the Lord is ‘A’ Shepherd, but the Lord is ‘MY’ Shepherd. We know David was himself a shepherd on the hills of Judea and he knew what it took to be…

Over the years God has quickened parts of this inspired Psalm at different seasons of my life.

‏A Sheep Reflects on Psalm 23

‏You are With Me   ‏Over the years God has quickened parts of this inspired Psalm at different seasons of my life. When I was a young believer, I hoped I would escape life’s problems after I asked Jesus to forgive my sins and be…

The words which God brought to me were: “The one who knows me best, loves me most.”

Fellow Worshipers and Kindred Spirits

One of the benefits of having a newsletter is sharing by email what I forgot to say when I was present. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at a church retreat. During one of the sessions I skipped this paragraph in…

I heard a young man speak about the parable of the sower(recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke) at our local prayer breakfast. He noted we often focus on the soil when we read the words of Jesus, but his attention had been drawn to meditate on the sower.

Faithful Sowers

I heard a young man speak about the parable of the sower(recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke) at our local men’s prayer breakfast. He noted we often focus on the soil when we read the words of Jesus, but his attention had been drawn to meditate…

If you have heard me speak since 2013, you know how John 15:9-12 has transformed my life. The truth that God loves and likes me is revealed in verse 9, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” Verse 12 provides a vision for how I am to love my family, as He has loved me. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Life, Hope, and Love through Death

If you have heard me speak since 2013, you know how John 15:9-12 has transformed my life. The truth that God loves and likes me is revealed in verse 9, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” Verse 12 provides a…