A gift of divine grace (a #TBT post)

It doesn’t look promising for the people of Judah. From Isaiah 7:18 through the end of chapter 8, it’s a message of despair. Armies will march. People will be humiliated. The population will be diminished to the point that just a couple of animals can provide enough food. They will find themselves oppressed by the … [Read more…]

Advent Encounters: Elizabeth

After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” (Luke 1:24-25 ESV) Sarah laughed. Hannah surrendered. Elizabeth hid. Three women to whom three promises were given … [Read more…]

Blessed hunger

My kitten, Sparkie, is loves to eat. He is always hungry, and will eat anything available. If a cat could be passionate about eating, Sparkie is. Nothing stands between him and a good snack. Case in point? Look what he did to my bag of potato chips earlier this week.   I was thinking about this verse … [Read more…]