Our New Name

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat.  And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” Revelation… Continue reading Our New Name

Lay Down Your Burden

We need reminding that some (or much) of what we have thought comes from worries, lies from the enemy, fears, wounds and hurts, injustice, rumors, jealousy, revenge, etc.  We are very weak and in our natural fallen state; we are broken and very susceptible to evil.  "He went on: 'What comes out of a person… Continue reading Lay Down Your Burden

Be of Good Cheer

  In reading the Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxas, I was struck by how Bonhoeffer maintained his joy and basic Christian goodness even in the midst of persecution while in prison.  Like Joseph in the Bible, even the prison authorities were drawn to him, finding him genuinely kind and generous - even those guards who were despised… Continue reading Be of Good Cheer