"Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion and so they will inherit a double portion in their land and everlasting joy will be theirs." (Isaiah 61:7 NKJ)"After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice...

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"And Pharisees came up and in order to test Him asked ...." (Mark 10:2a ESV) We get this a lot in the Gospels. Someone comes up to Jesus and asks Him some hard question in order to "test Him." But what does that mean? Is it a bad thing to do?You'd sort of think so,...

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Slugs, Snails and Flowers

"'Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it…. And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty-fold and sixty-fold and a...

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Faithful to the End

His demise wasn't pretty, but it was quick and relatively painless. And she was faithful.I was fortunate to grow up in a two-parent home with both parents being my biological progenitors. Mom had aspirations of being a concert pianist and probably would have made it...

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