Dear Jesus

Dear Jesus,

Today is your birthday and I have pondered what to give you, but what do you give someone who has everything and really doesn’t need anything? On the day you were born, I recall you were given gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh by the Magi, the Wise men from the East. They came to honor you as you lay in a manger, a little bitty thang, all wrapped up in swaddling clothes. Who, but your Father, knew that you would grow up to be such a humble, loving and honorable man? Not even your mother knew the height and the depth of your love! How special you were; how special you continue to be all these years later. I know your Father is proud of you. You are such an obedient son and in your lifetime, You have given so much. Continue reading →

He opened not His mouth

thornsThis week I re-watched “The Passion of The Christ“. It was almost unbearable to watch Jesus’ constant beating. Can you imagine carrying a cross, wearing a crown of thorns, your face draped in blood and suffering the way Jesus did? I cannot fathom what must have been indescribable, excruciating pain – having something wicked rake your flesh down to the bone time and time again. Can you imagine yourself in that suffering, being spit on, mocked and betrayed by one you loved when you have committed no crime, done no wrong? Can you imagine having to go through all that and not utter a word? To endure torture to save the souls of people unknown to you and to acquiesce to such treatment – could you do what Jesus did?

Jesus died for me. Jesus died for you.

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Render Unto Ceasar

This T & P was initially submitted via email distribution on November 3, 2014, but its message rings true today especially with our Presidential election looming near along with the confusion that journeys with it. I stand with the many other Americans who have not yet decided for whom they will vote.

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go-voteNational Voting is tomorrow. Please exercise your right to vote. If freedom is/was worth fighting for, is not voting the duty we have to keep freedom alive? We live in a precarious time where our ‘freedoms’ are being threatened daily.

The issue regarding 5 Houston pastors being subpoenaed for “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Anise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession” is garnering national attention. Continue reading →

Praise and Prayer

Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth) (Reviveourhearts.com) in 2012 hosted a radio series on prayer and surprisingly, today, August 25, 2016, she is currently hosting a series on The Lord’s Prayer. Now I am a firm advocate of prayer, (prayer does indeed change things!), but I am also an advocate of aspraise and prayerking God to teach us how to pray and of asking the Holy Spirit as to what we ought to pray. There is so much to pray for these days. Even if we pray selfish prayers, there is still so much to pray about in just our lives.

As I journey in this life, I find myself asking God more to teach me how to pray in His promises; how to seek and find those promises in the Bible that relate to my current situation, to my family’s situation, to our nation’s situations, and to show me in great clarity, how I am to live a life that is holy and pleasing to Him. Continue reading →