Dig into Romans with Me (Week 20-Romans 9:1-19)

This chapter really spoke to me, so I read it over and over again. I thought our study would would go through the whole chapter, but I found myself sitting in the sections, reading multiple versions (always going back to The Message), and following many rabbit trails that linked to these verses in my brain.… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 16-Romans 6:15-23)

Through God’s grace, we have a choice–we can choose our Master. And what we choose has both immediate and eternal consequences. 15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 15-Romans 6:1-14)

Who owns the house you live in: sin or God? Who is able to convince you more easily? Who do you invite into your study, reading, quiet, watching, conversing, playing, entertaining…time? Whose power do you invite into where you live? Today’s information chart answers these questions. DEAD TO SIN ALIVE IN CHRIST Shall we sin… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 6-Romans 1:24-32)

As I read Paul’s letter, I find myself wondering if my country-state-city is so much different from that of the Christians that Paul was writing to. Am I and my neighbors any less tempted or any less confused by the world around me than they were? I don’t think so. And in this world with… Read More

Tell your emotions, “You’re not in charge of me.”

“Emotions are a great gift from God. But the Lord never intended them to serve as our guide.”  ~ Wayne Stiles Tests, follow-up tests, and waiting, waiting, waiting for results. Is it cancer? Knee surgery, physical therapy, put the cane away, pain-free walking…Oops. need the cane again. When people ask how I’m doing, do I respond… Read More