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My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.  Yet not as I will, but as you will.  Matthew 26:39 I can remember praying this several times regarding James…Lord, please, fix him or take him, but nevertheless, not my will but Your will be done.  You may have prayed the same.  […]

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.   […]

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Proverbs 25:11 I love the image this verse portrays.  I can see it in my mind.  Maybe it is because my mom used to have a basket of “fake fruit” on the table in the living room in my childhood home.  […]

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 After the death of James, I would have moments of hopelessness.  The grief would overwhelm me at times.  I called it my “little black cloud”.  I envisioned, just like in a cartoon, a little black cloud […]

The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Should I fear anyone?  The Lord is a fortress protecting my life.  Psalm 27:1 Reading Psalm 27 this morning, I feel David’s heart.  I knew exactly what he felt because I’ve been there. IronMan Florida 2011.  After my first triathlon at Disney World in Orlando 2005, God […]

Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today….The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.  Exodus 14:13-14 I absolutely love this section of scripture!  Hollywood couldn’t create a better, gripping, nail-biting scene in my opinion.  After many plagues, Pharaoh finally “lets the […]

“Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her.  Untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”  This took place to fulfill what […]

Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”…Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.  Matthew 20:29-32  At first read of this area of scripture, I think, Jesus […]

Déjà vu (Already Seen) Reading in the book of Matthew, I notice what appears to be the same verse twice. In Matthew 19:30, Jesus says “many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.”  Here I see Jesus teaching on being a servant.  Right before this verse he tells […]

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. Titus 1:15 This verse came to mind yesterday while I was pumping gas.  Ok, Tina, you are crazy.  How in the world are you thinking about the Bible while pumping gas?  Let me explain. I typically […]

Reading the book of Exodus chapters 7-10 this morning, I get physically ill and emotionally exhausted reading about the various plagues that God placed upon Pharaoh and Egypt.  My first reaction is “Pharaoh.  Get a grip!  Wake up.  Just let the people go.  What’s it gonna take?” That last question I cry in my heart […]

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32-33 Have you ever believed a lie?  No. Really.  Think about it.  I have.  The times I have believed a lie were not […]

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