Overjoyed

The moment when the disciples realized that Jesus was really alive, that He overcame death and was resurrected, they were overjoyed.   OVERJOYED!   They had been mourning since Jesus was arrested, beaten, condemned as a criminal and brutally crucified on the cross.  Not only had they been filled with grief, but they feared for their lives,Continue reading “Overjoyed”

Find Your Way To Jesus

In the bustling and crowded town of Bethlehem, just about everyone was busy with activity.  But in the midst of the crowds and the movement, several people found their way to Jesus that night.  How is that possible?  God gave clues and signs so that Jesus would be found.  An angel appeared to shepherds whileContinue reading “Find Your Way To Jesus”

The Chain of Faith – It’s Up To You

In the past year several elderly family members passed away, one of which was my mother-in-law, who was 100 years old.  Among the stories that were shared by the adult children at the funerals were memories of going to church with their parents and learning about God when they were very young.  As I reflectedContinue reading “The Chain of Faith – It’s Up To You”

Take Up Your Cross

I’ve heard this phrase used when someone is going through a hard time or carrying a heavy burden.  For example, some might say a person with a severe health issue has a “cross to bear.” But that is not what Jesus meant when He said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himselfContinue reading “Take Up Your Cross”