Mark 2:13-17 Is it easier to give up things willingly, or have things taken forcefully? We don’t like it when people take our money. Paying taxes, paying tolls, and coming up with the funds for all the things we have to pay for can make the blood pressure skyrocket. Tollbooth collectors on turnpikes have had … Continue reading Giving up our Prejudices
A few weeks ago, I got to speak about what it means to be a woman who loves Jesus, and I told the story of the woman in Mark's gospel who found herself in an awkward position in front of a group of men. Here's a link to listen: https://www.cornerstone.edu/blogs/talking-points/post/pastor-brenda-devries-an-appropriate-identity-mark-143-9
Mark 2:1-12 When He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home, and many were gathered together so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them. Mark 2:1,2 In Capernaum is the remains Peter’s mother-in-law’s house. … Continue reading Carry or be Carried
heard this in a song this morning and thought it appropriate to capture...
laughing way too hard at this today...
Hide-and-Seek is the best game ever as a kid. Hiding is especially fun if you’re small. You can fit into small closet spaces and cupboards and places that no one else can fit or even think to look in. A reverse version of the game is ‘backwards hide and seek’, where one person hides. Everyone … Continue reading Hide and Seek
ever wondered about the difference in Bible translations? here's an illustration to help...
After Jesus comes out of the wilderness, he goes to Galilee and begins calling some fishermen to follow him and become disciples. That all must have seemed well and good, but these guys don’t really know who Jesus is yet. They get to be the first groupies in a little known band, traveling around and … Continue reading Regrouping the Groupies
Just having a little Bible fun this morning...can you figure it out?
I’m not really a fan of fishing. I used to go with Jim when we were dating and first married, but I don’t really like being on the water. I have memories of the lake my grandparents had a cottage on, and it was gooey, mucky and weedy, and scary to me. After fishing on … Continue reading Going Fishing