Posts from March 2020

What Are You Feeling?

Two-ish weeks into a “quarantine” lifestyle because of this global pandemic, many are wrestling with what we are feeling. So much has happened and so much has changed.  Right now, we are feeling: The loss of security The loss of normalcy The loss of economic and financial stability The loss of physical social connections with others The list continues… Collectively, this is grief.  This has become an active feeling for many at this time. There is a type of grief…

Do We Really Understand God’s Love For Us?

Jeremiah 3 Human beings have to face each other every day. We seem to be made for relationship. Indeed the bible says that fellowship is an integral part of the ecclesia. But relationships are fraught with difficulties and problems. Philosophers have admitted that it is very difficult for human beings to get along. Thomas Hobbes is quoted as saying that the life is one of a war between men. And that the consequences are that life would be solitary, poor,…

Life on Pause Means Opportunity

This season is filled with uncertainty, and for many, anxiety has risen to a new level. I want to encourage each and every one who is experiencing a “shelter in place” lifestyle right now that you are not alone. This is a great time to: 👉🏼Pray for our country and leaders, for our friends and family, and for those who would benefit from hearing about Jesus’ saving grace.📖 “pray without ceasing.“ [1 Thessalonians 5:17] 👉🏼 Focus on those God has put right in…

Counterfeits seem better than the originals

Jeremiah 2: 9-37: Counterfeits seem better than the original The world today is full of counterfeit stuff. Every good thing that comes out into the public domain is rapidly followed by similar items. Rarely is the copy better than the original. The most populous country in the world had a mil scar some years back. The temptation to make money was so great that babies who were fed the counterfeit milk products died. They paid the ultimate price. It is no…

Remembrance is the key to faithfulness

Jeremiah 2: 1-9 Human beings have short memories. Many of us have faced a situation where people we have helped or friends we have supported, have forgotten our support and gone their merry way. While the indifference can be hurtful, even more upsetting are situations where people we have helped have actually turned against us, to the extent of making derogatory or hurtful comments. In Jeremiah’s time, God lamented Israel’s unfaithfulness. Not only was Israel indifferent to the God who…