While the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness, they had the portable tabernacle that anchored the center of their camp. They could look to it and see the visible presence of God. Years later, once established in the Promised Land, Solomon built the beautifully-adorned temple, again to stand as a picture of the presence… Continue reading 6/14/18: One Altar Only
Lots of us are carrying lots of problems. We carry the pressure of making that proverbial dish: ends meat. How are we going to make those ends meet? We carry the strain placed upon us by the jobs we hold, or the stress of trying to find a job. We carry the tension of distributing… Continue reading 6/11/18: What Are You Carrying?
Happy Holy Week! This is Easter week, also known as Holy Week, the most special week in the Christian faith. Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, commemorating when Jesus entered town and the people hailed Him shouting, "Hosanna to the King." They spread their coats and palm branches in front of the little donkey that carried… Continue reading 3/27/18: Easter Week!
Jesus said 7 phrases while He hung on the cross, taking away the sin of the world - your sin and my sin. This Good Friday, March 30, 2018, at 7pm, I will have the amazing privilege of preaching 2 of the 7 Last Sayings with dynamic women ministers. This is the third year that… Continue reading 7 Last Sayings from the Cross
We know that God takes care of us 365 days of every year, 7 days each week, and all 24 hours of every day. It was so cool when I realized that Genesis 24:7 says that God "will send His angels before you." Did you see it? God's angels even go before us in the… Continue reading 1/15/18: 24/7 Coverage
As you read through this week's devotions, you'll notice that God is doing a lot of talking to people: guiding them, promising things to them, challenging them. Note what God says and how He says it. Note the reactions of the people who encounter Him. Then think about hearing God saying some of these things… Continue reading 1/12/18: What is God Saying to You?
Dear Closer Walkers, How do you feel about the dawn of 2018? As with most of us, 2017 held both high and low points for me. The absolute highest point was the birth of my precious granddaughter, Jordyn Marie, on July 4th. The devastatingly lowest points were the transitions from earth to heaven of some… Continue reading 1/1/18: So What About 2018?