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The Mercies of God: Hagar

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!    His mercies never cease.Great is his faithfulness;    his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 The promise of a son I imagine you remember the story. God promised a son to Abraham and Sarah. But Sarah was barren, and they were growing old. Abraham had already questioned God about the promised…

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The Mercies of God: Adam and Eve

For several weeks I’ve been thinking about the mercies of God in the study of Romans. And I’m not quite ready to leave that concept. So for Thanksgiving, I’m going to explore illustrations of mercy in Scripture. I hope you’ll join me! These posts will be brief, simple, and hopefully encouraging. The faithful love of…

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of ordinary days

Like people or dogs, each day is unique and hasits own personality quirks which can easily be seenif you look closely. But there are so few days ascompared to people, not to mention dogs, that itwould be surprising if a day were not a hundredtimes more interesting than most people. Butusually they just pass, mostly…

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a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise

Is it only the fact that Thanksgiving is around the corner that makes my heart turn to the topic of gratitude at this time of year?  Or could it be that the cycle of my life which revolves around the school year drives me to consider gratitude in November? School begins with such enthusiasm and…

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dissolve my heart in thankfulness

Earlier this week I was talking with a colleague at school.  We needed to vent a little bit … just a little bit … and we ended our conversation with things we were grateful for!  We decided we would challenge each other to keep a focus on gratitude!  So here goes thirty days of thankfulness!…

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