Finding God’s Blessing

Genesis 32:26 “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” Last week was a very interesting week for me.  I had a string of high-stress, and/or crisis events.  But I had one that made the others fade into the background.  And if you know me, or know the tone of this blog, it…

Learn to Wait

Learn to Wait LEARN to wait—life’s hardest lesson, Conned, perchance, through blinding tears, While the heart-throbs sadly echo To the tread of passing years. Learn to wait—hope’s slow fruition; Faint not, though the way seem long; There is joy in each condition— Hearts through suffering may grow strong. Constant sunshine, howe’er welcome, Ne’er will ripen…

The Fruit of Disappointment: Battling Bitterness

Hebrews 12:14,15 – Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Bitterness can spring out of many circumstances in life.  Probably most…

Jesus and the Lonely Me

The loneliness of Christ, separated from the heavenly courts, living the life of humanity, was never understood or appreciated by the disciples as it should have been. . . When Jesus was no longer with them, . . . they began to see how they might have shown Him attentions that would have brought gladness…

Before Pharaoh – Joseph Part 5

If I had the opportunity to meet the President of the United States, that would be pretty amazing.  It wouldn’t matter if it was the current one, or a future one.  Simply being able to meet the most powerful person in the world would be a moment of a lifetime.  Sometimes I think about what I would…

Two Years – Joseph Part 4

Genesis 41:1 – Then it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the river. Do all of our prayers get answered?  I was fortunate enough to go to a Steve Green concert this last Friday night.  One of the ways the concert was great…

Dreams and Disappointments – Joseph Part 3

Joseph suffered for his integrity, for his tempter revenged herself by accusing him of a foul crime, and causing him to be thrust into prison. Had Potiphar believed his wife’s charge against Joseph, the young Hebrew would have lost his life; but the modesty and uprightness that had uniformly characterized his conduct were proof of…