God’s Life-Lines

What an amazing miracle: the sun stands still so that God’s people could defeat God’s enemies!  This may seem like fantastic miracle, except that God does this kind of thing all the time. What I mean is this: when we respond to God’s timing–doing what God wants, when God wants and how God wants, we’ll always have just enough time.  So many in the world feel rushed to meet their own deadlines.  That’s because they are their deadlines instead of God’s.  God really doesn’t have deadlines–they are all “life-lines!”

Do you want to see time stand still for someone?  Give them a loving smile…Tell a dear friend how much he or she means to you…  Just a few seconds will make their day!

Joshua 10:12-15

Tuesdays are dedicated to the the History and Writings of the Hebrew Scriptures.

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An “A” in Being You

I heard about a teacher that did something very interesting at the beginning of the school year.  He said: “You all have an “A” in this class!  From this time on, be sure that you don’t do anything to take that grade away!

God created every one of us perfectly-we all had an “A.”  But selfishness and lack of attention to God’s desires, had us get lower grades.  Some people even got an “F” in being a creation of God!  This is at the heart of the image of a perfect vineyard that God planted, that has become filled with wild grapes. 

As you listen to what’s going to happen to the vineyard, feel God’s pain and disappointment in His people.  Here is a moment to ask the Lord to help you continue to become all that God intends you to be.  Don’t do anything to have God’s “A” for you be lowered!  May you always get an “A” in being you!

 Isaiah 5:1-7

Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.

Resting with the Holy Family

Rembrandt – Rest in the Flight into Egypt

So connected to God is Joseph, that God shares His will with him in a dream.  The evil Herod is enraged with jealousy because of the possibility of people turning away from him, to an infant King.  The only emotion that people have toward Herod is fear.   Herod kills the most innocent of persons-children.  Still today, all around the world, children and other innocent people die in wars and all kinds of violence. Think of the countless number of refugees.

During all this turmoil, Jesus quietly sleeps in his mother’s arms, Joseph leading the way as they make another journey-this time to Egypt.  Follow them.  Hear the noise of Herod’s fury gradually fade away as you hear only the “clomp, clomp, clomp” of the donkey carrying Mary again…this time with Jesus in her arms.  Feel the silence; feel the protection of God.  May you rest in prayer with the Holy Family and find peace in their silence.

Matthew 2:13-23

On Sundays we follow the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.