May It Be

Yesterday, we looked at how Zechariah questioned an angel’s declaration of a promised child. He questioned the possibility because of the ages of both him and his wife. Today, we look to Mary and her interaction with the angel announcing the promise of Jesus. The possibility again is questioned, but this time it’s different. For … Continue reading May It Be

How Can I Know This?

My favorite Synoptic Gospel is Luke. We read Zechariah asking the angel this question: “How can I know this?” Basically, Zechariah is saying, “Hey, how can I be sure of this? How can I know that this is true?” Certainly the angel was delivering some big news that seemed highly unlikely. Zechariah and his wife … Continue reading How Can I Know This?

Not Ready for the Promise

I am a girl who likes to be prepared. I seriously take extra time to ensure that I have myself stocked up with any household items and food, so that if someone uses the last of an item, there’s already another ready to be put in its place. I am the person who prints up … Continue reading Not Ready for the Promise

Uncontained Joy

When you think of uncontained, what do you imagine? I think back to the unrestrained flood waters after the torrential downpours of Hurricane Sandy. I picture the uncontrolled water shooting out from the burst pipe during the one frigid winter I forgot the turn off the outside water line. I remember the uncontained pool water … Continue reading Uncontained Joy

Rabbit in the Weeds

My neighbor’s overgrowth of weeds has reached nearly 3 feet. It is a perfect hiding spot for a rabbit, that is, until my Labrador decides he wants to retrieve him. I keep him from having any success; however, this morning he did shock the rabbit he uncovered with his keen abilities. The rabbit, stunned and … Continue reading Rabbit in the Weeds

Personal Encounter

As I was reading John 20 this morning, I was reminded of the personal relationship I have with Jesus. I was reminded that each of us have a different relationship (or absence thereof) when it comes to Jesus. It all comes down to how we engage with God’s Word and with our Savior. Remember in … Continue reading Personal Encounter