Monthly Archives: May 2017

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b   “When you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.” My guess is that this reading of Psalm 104 was chosen… Continue reading

Getting Rid of Fear

Getting Rid of Fear     “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil – and free those who all… Continue reading

Acts 2:1-21

Acts 2:1-21   Pentecost was a Jewish festival that marked the fiftieth day after Passover. For God’s people it became a time to remember God’s giving of the law through Moses on Mount Sinai.   On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the coming… Continue reading

The Irony of God

The Irony of God by Joni   “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6 The dictionary defines irony as “a combination of circumstances that is the opposite of what might be expected.” God specializes in irony.… Continue reading

Romans 8:30

“Whom he justified, them he also glorified.” Romans 8:30   Here is a precious truth for thee, believer. Thou mayest be poor, or in suffering, or unknown, but for thine encouragement take a review of thy “calling” and the consequences that flow from it, and… Continue reading

2 Samuel 9:13

“So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.” 2 Samuel 9:13 Mephibosheth was no great ornament to a royal table, yet he had a continual place at David’s board, because the king… Continue reading

The Right Way to Run a Race

The Right Way to Run a Race by Joni   “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” Romans 15:1-2 My… Continue reading

Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.” Psalm 55:22 Care, even though exercised upon legitimate objects, if carried to excess, has in it the nature of sin. The precept to avoid anxious care is earnestly inculcated by our Saviour, again and… Continue reading

Psalm 38:21

“Forsake me not, O Lord.” Psalm 38:21 Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to use this prayer at all times. There is no moment of our… Continue reading

Being Clothed

Being Clothed by Joni   “For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15:53 The apostle Paul wrote wistfully about the resurrection body, and my sentiments are his. I, too, groan over my earthly tent. Age, disease,… Continue reading