Herbert took out his wife and children on a day trip to Calke abbey in South Derbyshire. Calke Abbey is set in approximately 22,000 acres of luscious green landscape and it boasts a mansion house dating back to several centuries ago. The exterior of the mansion was in need of much needed attention and the interior looked far worse. The state of the mansion has been neglected for years due to the financial crisis of the great depression. The owners
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) was hovering over the waters.
And God said, (the Word) “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first
Leave it all behind. Jesus said “Pick up your cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) Leave your brothers or sisters or fathers or mothers or children or fields for my sake and you will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” (Matthew 19:29) Leave it all behind and pick up your cross and follow me.
What is the cost to follow Jesus Christ? Paul states in 2Timothy 4:8 now there is in store for me the crown
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; John 11:25
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord. Proverbs 8:35
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever
Alan and Penny’s Story
“This is my body, broken for you” … These words take on a new meaning as Alan, now approaching 80, takes the tiniest breadcrumb and with just a finger, gently works it through the closed teeth of his dear wife, Penny, aged 76. To my eyes Penny remains motionless and silent. I hand him the communion wine cup which he takes with a small syringe and,
One of the great difficulties in seeking a true relationship with God is encountering so many different belief systems – especially when they use the same terms, but those words mean different things depending upon who is using them. It can be confusing to the new seeker and devastating to someone once they discover they have been following a false teacher or false doctrine.
A Jehovah Witness is particularly vulnerable to despair once they learn the Watch Tower Society’s
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent
If you just happen to find this site, I want to welcome you. The theory of evolution may argue your encounter is purely by chance or random. I want you to know that the biblical triune God is all powerful, omniscient, omnipotent, and is the creator of the universe. From humanistic perspective, the universe and its components are random and how there is no significance or meaning embedded in them by supernatural being. Have you thought about how human beings
My reading took me to Amos 5 where Amos speaks to the Israelites for God. Amos communicates God’s sorrow. The Israelites sin has become a stench to the LORD. No repentance comes from Israel so God turns away. Amos speaks God’s thoughts of doom to the people of Israel. God speaks through Amos saying “Seek me and live.” The LORD wants His people to return to Him. But, first God is a jealous God who will not be ignored. But,
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit (hell) and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2-5
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling (bringing together) the world to himself in Christ, not counting