“Hear, O Israel: You are to cross over the Jordan today, and go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to heaven, a people great and tall, the descendants of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the descendants
Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?” (John 18:10-11) When reading the
Sometimes we will be put in the middle of a situation where we will have to defend our loyalty to God and His commands…even when it involves punishment or worse…
Have you ever felt like you just have to do something to solve the problem. You know everything is out of your hands, but if you don’t do SOMETHING the problem just won’t get fixed!
We recently installed a wood stove to help heat our home and to utilize it as a back up heating source if our power goes out. We currently live in an old farmhouse built in the late 1800’s and have found that it is not insulated well…at all.
As I was standing in my garden watering it, I looked around to see how overgrown it had become. In the beginning we took good care of it, weeding and making sure everything was done correctly, giving it enough water and fertilizer.
Anyone who gardens knows it can be hard work but once you get the seeds sewn and plants planted, it’s maintenance after that until you reap the benefits of your hard work which is the fruit (or vegetables haha!)
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all
And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come, and that his purpose was to make war against Jerusalem, he consulted with his leaders and commanders to stop the water from the springs which were outside the city; and they helped him. Thus many people gathered together who stopped all the springs and the brook that ran
“Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:23-24) It’s comforting to know that we serve a God