At the beginning of the year I started thinking about how the first church did church, and how differently I and most others who’ve gone before me have done church. So, in January I asked the Holy Spirit to take away the grid I unconsciously use when reading the Bible and I began…Continue
What does it mean to see Jesus in the face of those who cause us pain and distress?
How do we hold them in such a way that truly lets our grace be known even when they refuse to let us love them?
How do I love myself and truly see Christ in me in spite of the pain and distress I bring on myself and others.
How do I hold myself in such a way that truly lets grace be known even when I refuse to love myself?
These questions came up for me today when I was packing…Continue
Perception: Two Realities
By: Alan Smith
Two realities; which one have you chosen to live in: this World or the Kingdom of God? Both of them are real, but one is greater than the other. To live in one means to be competitive and…Continue
Happy Fathers Day!!! I love being your adopted Son,
In the grip of your loving grace! Ron
Added by James Ronald Ross on June 19, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments
"Hallelujah! Sing to God a brand-new song, praise him in the company of all who love him. Let all Israel celebrate their Sovereign Creator, Zion's children exult in their King. Let them praise his name in dance: strike up the band and make great music! And why? Because God delights in his people, festoons plain folk with salvation garlands! Let true lovers break out in praise, sing out from wherever they're sitting, Shout the high…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on June 16, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments
Alan, as always feel free to edit and comment.
Mark 15:38 “And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.”
Recently I was finishing the book of Mark and I could see Jesus encouraging the disciples not to panic concerning his death. He reminded them that He would be raised from the dead.
The Mary’s went to find Jesus’ dead body at the gravesite. The grave would not hold back God because…Continue
Added by Dr. James M. Schafer on June 13, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments
“May all the gifts and benefits that come from God our Father, and the Master, Jesus Christ be yours.” 1 Cor. 1:3, The Message
Everything and I do mean everything has its beginning in the…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on June 9, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments
Do you remember how exciting it was as a child on Christmas
Eve? You could hardly go to sleep; much less wait until morning. For me, the
anticipation built for weeks. It was the future hope and certainty that Santa
would come that seemed to propel me…
Added by Jill Behan on June 8, 2011 at 12:19am — No Comments
Nurtured by our Daily Return to Mercy
Disparaging…pained, withering, reproachful, weary. Do any of these words provide insight into the present state of your heart, core identity, emotional condition or inner man? So many are fighting a fierce battle; hoping against hope, to somehow escape the depths of despair. They are encompassed on every side by a continuous onslaught…Continue
Added by James Ronald Ross on June 2, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments