From Honoring Saints to Trick or Treating

Hosea 10 – Week Three It’s nearly November!  There is a holiday that began a couple of days ago and runs through the second day of November.  It’s called The Day of the Dead.  It’s considered a Mexican celebration and “is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It isContinue reading “From Honoring Saints to Trick or Treating”

I Surrender All. And By “All” I Just Mean “Some”

Hosea – Week One In our study of minor prophets, we’ve discussed Amos.  A Southern boy was sent to the Northern Kingdom to tell them God was displeased with them, and judgment is coming.  The message Amos was given to deliver was not an easy one. It was filled with harsh accusations and scary threats.Continue reading “I Surrender All. And By “All” I Just Mean “Some””

I’m Warning You!

Amos 2 – Week One How many times have you heard a parent say to an unruly child, “Do that again and you’re getting a spanking” or “I’m warning you!”  Next time you do that, you’re going into timeout?” And yet, the child continues doing it over and over with no consequences.  Or my personalContinue reading “I’m Warning You!”

Dumb, Dumber, and Even Dumber

2 Kings 17 – Week Eleven Would you be willing to admit that you do dumb things from time to time?  Things that looking back you think to yourself, “If only…” I go for a walk on most days, and I have a routine for getting ready.  I always carry a bottle of water, aContinue reading “Dumb, Dumber, and Even Dumber”

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

1 Kings 18 – Week Seven Think back to elementary school.  Do you recall having days when the other kids in your class just wouldn’t behave?  Wouldn’t stop talking?  The teacher would give out warnings, make threats, etc. to get everyone to do what was right.  But, instead, the rambunctiousness kept growing and you couldContinue reading “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary”