In the face of persecution

In the face of persecution | Hasten Home [image: Shoes on the Danube Promenade war memorial]

Reading through the Superstars for Jesus lesson stories (again ūüėČ ) for final edits the other day, I found myself seeing with fresh eyes. I am seeing how timely the life of Paul is, how he stood as a light … CLICK to continue…

David’s story is my story–Is it your story, too?

The testimony which the Lord gave of David is this: “walk before me, as David…walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee….” (I Kings 9:4) David was not perfect. ¬†He … CLICK to continue…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

oak bark close-up

Sometimes looking at something from a different angle makes a powerful difference. ¬†That old, familiar tree has a very interesting texture… That old, familiar trial has a very awesome purpose. Focus is what matters. ¬†It is logical that if we … CLICK to continue…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (part 2 of 2)

Cracked juice glass on kitchen counter

[If you missed Part 1, be sure to go back to yesterday’s post to read it.] Jesus will give us hearts of compassion for broken people. ¬†The Bible says of Jesus, “a bruised reed shall he not break, and the … CLICK to continue…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (part 1 of 2)

Broken, but whole, juice glass

When you hear that something has broken, what is your first reaction? ¬†“Oh, no!”…or perhaps, “Oh, well–I can fix it”…or maybe even “Oh, good! ¬†Now I can finally throw it away.” ¬†After the initial reaction, what do you do next? … CLICK to continue…

Prepared and Preparing

Just this morning, I came across a new post on the blog, “garretwrites”. ¬†The post is entitled “Relationship Not Religion“. ¬†Garret09 gives us a look into the lesson he taught for teen Sunday School this week–a lesson on being ready. … CLICK to continue…