Good Friday

This one is inspired by the words of John the Baptist "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" - John 1:29. Jesus on the cross is the fulfillment of John's words that day. It wasn't easy to paint, it isn't easy to look at. It isn't meant to be.

Be the Light in the Dark

I've never seen these lights off before. When I do get to visit home one of the things you can see first it the lights. First it a small glow but then it gets brighter, I know I'm close. In all of this craziness of the coronavirus, the lights of Vegas have been shut off. I'm not sure it's ever been done before.

Renew

Isaiah 40:31, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. A pretty well known verse. Renew here means "to exchange". As I read this today I wanted to jump up and say "yes!". This is something I've learned to do a lot more these last couple of years.

What is Peace?

In Sunday school Pastor wrote the word Peace in the white board and asked the class what comes to mind. I answered; "when the kids are all asleep and it's quite and still in the house". He going to tell me to stop answering soon. Ha! But, he did chuckle because he knew I was being facetious and truthful.

What Made You Smile?

In a group of friends the question was posted "what made you smile this past year?". A few simple things come to mind quickly; my oldest turning 13 (yes this make me smile), my brother's wedding, going to a Hillsong concert. But, then my answer gets a little deeper. I look back on this year, this season that I'm in (for the last 2yrs) and I smile.

Christmas Countdown

My kids have loved having a christmas countdown and getting to move the candy cane one day closer to Christmas day! This year we had this advent book at work. It is so beautiful and the message even better. As you open it up there is an onement with one of the names of God on it. On the other side is a devotional about the name. I love getting to share this with my family this year.

Christmas Cross

The Cross decorated for Christmas! Each element has a purpose. As we begin this Advent season keep the cross in mind. Jesus came with the cross set before Him. It wasn't just happened along the way, It was why He came, for me and for you.