The Father, the Son, and the Cross

3-27-16 Today was a beautiful Easter Sunday. Even though we as Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection every first day of the week, it seems especially fitting to take a few minutes this week to think about what happened on the cross. Both the Father and the Son made sacrifices for it to happen, and they didContinue reading “The Father, the Son, and the Cross”

Sometimes You Need to Take a Load Off

3-20-16 For the past couple weeks, my husband and I have been under the weather. He worse than I, but neither of us have been running on all cylinders. When we first started getting sick we had similar thoughts. I worried about work and what would happen if I needed to suddenly take a coupleContinue reading “Sometimes You Need to Take a Load Off”

Who did you sharpen today?

3-6-16 Who we spend time around has an impact on us. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Aren’t there people that you just know when you see them it will make you feel better? On the other hand, sometimes we expect to feel down afterContinue reading “Who did you sharpen today?”

Self-Control

1-17-16 Our series from 2 Peter 1:5-7 continues with self-control, also rendered as temperance in some versions. In the previous step, we are to have grown in knowledge so that we know what we should and should not do and have some experience with navigating life’s situations (you can read more about that in theContinue reading “Self-Control”

Knowledge

1-10-16 Today is one of those days I really wish I could speak Greek. The language is wonderfully descriptive and precise. English, and it hurts me to say this, doesn’t have the same depth. Our next installment of 2 Peter 1:5-7 is about knowledge. Today we use the word as to have the intellectual understandingContinue reading “Knowledge”

Virtue

1-3-16 Hello reader! This post is the second in our series from the characteristics of Christians in II Peter 1:5-7. The first element given in this list in faith (you can read that post here). Faith is the foundation from which we build everything. Once we have the knowledge of God and trust in it,Continue reading “Virtue”