https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B09N39HKNP&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_G0AFNMVBNWRDZNJ8ZK8D What if Jesus Was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? by Skye Jethani is the third book in this series. I have had the opportunity to review the other two. They are simple but deep discussions on the Sermon on the Mount, prayer, and now Church. This book on Church like the other two includes drawings … Continue reading What If Jesus was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? (Book Review)
Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com Every year finds me remembering that day and the days that followed as so many do. Remembering all that was so connected always moves me. I pray for the families that have lost much and were never the same. I think of all the communities that were deeply connected … Continue reading Random Reflections on 9-11
That title pulled me in. I had just heard John Mark Comer recommend Mark Sayers as an author when I saw the opportunity to review this book from Moody Publishing. https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B09N39SR91&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_JF6TWJRX1G0G916DSNF8 This is a book I will revisit in a different season of life. It was more historical and sociological than I was anticipating. It … Continue reading A Non-Anxious Presence (Book Review)
Today my husband retold this story in church as part of his sermon. The timing was perfect. I needed a reminder. I was making a list of all the hard and seemingly impossible situations in my life and in the lives of people I care about and then today I was reminded that God buys dirt.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
One of the many blessings of being in full time ministry is getting to hear stories about how God came through in a way that only God could. Sometimes it is through people, and other times through crazy situations that you cannot make up. A verse that is often misquoted, but used as a reminder how God can provide is how “God owns the cattle on a thousand hills.” (Psalm 50:10) The verse is actually about the people’s sacrifices and how God does not need them, but it is a good reminder that God owns everything and He can provide out of that, which he does, and did in an obvious way for my friend.
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Cancer had taken its toll on my friend’s body, but also on her bank account. The church and community helped as much as they could. Everyone was generous, but now…
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