A Year in Questions (3)

Anyone who knows me, knows about my fear of reptiles. Shoot, thanks to social media, even those who do not know me personally know of my fear of "baby dragons" and snakes. I'm not overly thrilled with alligators either. Fear is a terrible thing. It creates boogie men where there are none. It puts a demon behind every tree and around every corner. It keeps us from enjoying life. And it is NOT of the Lord. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind, James wrote. (1:7). Fortunately for me, I am not alone. Even those who walked with the Lord 24/7 found themselves afraid. (Call me #13.) Here's the situation: Jesus had had a long day of preaching ...

2018: A Year in Questions (2)

"Where did you come from ... and where are you going?" In the 16th chapter of Genesis, we find the first mention of the Egyptian slave of Abram and Sarai, Hagar--a woman about to meet her destiny. A woman about to change the history of mankind, past and future. Sarai could not have children and, biologically, she believed time had run out. Abram was old, but still able to father a child ... and fathering children was something God had promised him. "Look up at the sky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them," God told Abram. "So shall your offspring be." Abram believed. Sarai had her doubts. But she was not without resources. Ancient customs allowed for such things as handmaids giv

2018: A Year in Questions (1)

I believe we learn a lot about ourselves by the questions we ask. This past year (2017), I filled my journal with questions I believed God asked of me. The answers came almost painfully. Sometimes a single question took a week to answer ... every day, penning a little more of the inward search for answers. Three years ago I purchased a book of questions. Each day offers up a new question, but the owner (in this case, me) has five years to answer. So, for five years if one is able to keep up with this hand-sized book, one keeps a diary of questions and answers. A few days ago the question at the top of the page reserved for December 27 read: When was the last time you felt at peace? I immedia

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