Bible Doodle: Mark 9:49-51

“Everyone’s going through a refining fire sooner or later, but you’ll be well-preserved, protected from the eternal flames. Be preservatives yourselves. Preserve the peace.” Mark 9:49-50, MSG Citing my picture sources: Doing something creative is my favorite! And I love visuals–not only do they help me learn, but they take me places in my mind.… Read More

This Quiet Delight

This quiet delight:The first day of fall in central Minnesota,Sweatshirt weather calling us outside for a stroll. Moss and dropped needles soften the pathBetween straight tall pines and white birch trunks.Aspen leaves rustle as trunks and branches sway in sudden breezes,The music of nature’s breath, so similar to melody of a mountain stream. Low bushes… Read More

Kathie’s Ephesus Dig (Ephesians 2:14-17)

Paul presented the gift of God in Christ and the benefits we receive so clearly that we cannot help but ask ourselves, “Do our lives reflect that reality as they should?” 14-15 The Messiah has made things up between us so that we’re now together on this, both non-Jewish outsiders and Jewish insiders. He tore… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus (Ephesians 2:14-17)

Paul had a unique role as the messenger of the Gospel to non-Jews, but this letter is written to all the members of the church in Ephesians in all its glorious diversity. Read Ephesians 2:14-17 in The Message. If possible, read these verses aloud. 14-15 The Messiah has made things up between us so that… Read More