Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 12–Romans 4:13-25)

Verses 22-24 in The Message transliteration summarize the thrust of this chapter, and to make meaningful, I personalized it. Read these verses out loud with your name. This is the truth of the gospel living in us through faith. I didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. I plunged into the promise and… Read More

Parental discipline instills power and expertise

We are born with little power or expertise—we depend on those around us for everything. As we grow, we internalize and identify with how things are done, and we develop coping mechanisms based on our experiences. The power a child needs as he grows into adulthood comes from his early identification with authority. Were his… Read More

Colossians 1:16-17 Ebenezer

God is beyond my understanding. God is beyond anything we can ever hope to comprehend. He IS. And God–our creator–loves us as a family and as individuals in that family. He loves you. He loves me. We have His promise of that love. And in hard times I cling to that promise, look back on… Read More