Monthly archive for ‘ October, 2013 ’

What is “All Things”?

30th October 2013 | 0 Comments

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…” Phil 4:13 I’m studying Greek as a part of furthering my education for usefulness in the translation and consultant world. Greek is a beautifully complex language and I love the new light my studies are shedding on Scripture. This morning I read a blog by […]

A Justice for All Times

24th October 2013 | 0 Comments

In Colossians, Paul says of Jesus that, “Having disarmed powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” I find this verse in juxtaposition to apparent reality, and that causes me to pause an ponder. It seems to me that the powers and authorities did a pretty good […]

The Burden of Sorrow

22nd October 2013 | 0 Comments

He, Himself, bore our sorrows…. I was having a deep and compelling conversation with a sister in Christ yesterday about suffering and grief, especially the random kind, when she quoted the above verse about Jesus being the one to bear our sorrows. And I was suddenly struck with the absolute horror of  living through my […]

Living in the “Know”

14th October 2013 | 0 Comments

There are times when I find myself in the pit of self-pity, battling the demons of uncertainty and the pain of being misunderstood. I rail against what I cannot change, and I totter on the brink of emotional insanity. Interestingly, in those moments I also feel a strong sense of incongruity. I am literally “out […]

“God Sense”

10th October 2013 | 0 Comments

There is not doubt that God’s economy just doesn’t line up with ours. At the risk of sounding sacrilegious, I have to admit that His ideas seem downright juxtaposed to common sense at times. “The last shall be first”? and “Weak will confound wise”? I tend to think along the lines of, “The first shall […]

Helpless but not Hopeless

4th October 2013 | 0 Comments

When the children of Israel suffered under the bondage of slavery, it was difficult for them to imagine anyone with more power than Pharaoh. He was the classic example of a bully–using his power to make himself look and feel greater, by oppressing those under his authority. The Israelites had no recourse, no avenue for […]

What God Doesn’t Do

1st October 2013 | 0 Comments

After an intense, and very soul searching conversation with three of my dear spiritual friends, I was sharing with Joel that one key thing I continue to learn about God and our relationship with Him, is that He doesn’t always fix everything. He is the Divine Healer of our sorrows. He is the Redeemer. He […]