Rest in the Arms of Jesus

Non-Helicopter Parents

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6 NIV 2011)Mary and Joseph were the antithesis of helicopter parents. Wikipedia defines a helicopter parent as one "who pays extremely close attention...

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A Child Is Born

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6 NIV)In the year 1972, our second baby was due at Christmas. But on...

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The Blue Moon

At the finish of October this year, I chanced to gaze on the inky night sky to admire the lovely round face of the blue moon.  Perhaps you’ve heard the expression “once in a blue moon”, meaning “not very often”.  Indeed, a blue moon is the second of two full moons in...

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The Frustration of the Unknown

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." (Philippians 4:6 NLT)After numerous doctor visits which brought no answers, my wife and I were frustrated.The unknown started after a recent move....

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Someone Who Lasts

"The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but He holds His priesthood permanently, because He continues forever. Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him,...

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Testing

"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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