Every Life Matters: Let us Never Forget

Teach us to number our days,     that we may gain a heart of wisdom.- Pslam 90:12 I am sad this morning. Sad about life as we know it. I rarely speak out on issues that are politically charged. And, please hear me out, this is not about politics. It is about the value of Life.Continue reading “Every Life Matters: Let us Never Forget”

Living Wisdom in Our Lives (James 3:17-18)

James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.   How do I know God’s direction? How do I know that the wisdom is from god? TheseContinue reading “Living Wisdom in Our Lives (James 3:17-18)”

Godly Wisdom in Love & Grace (James 3:13-18)

James 3:13-18 James again shows that the inner life of our heart and soul must shine through in our actions and words, as he turns to wisdom. He says, “Who is wise among you? Let them show it by their deeds done in humility,” (v.1). Wisdom is something many people hope for, and yet itContinue reading “Godly Wisdom in Love & Grace (James 3:13-18)”

Wisdom’s Joy in Trials James 1:2-8

                      James 1:2-8   Does it make you happy or feel joyous when hard times or temptation comes into our life? Yet, James tells us it is a joy, a delight, to go through trials or temptations. The Joy of Trials and Hard Times isContinue reading “Wisdom’s Joy in Trials James 1:2-8”

Staying Steady In the Waves of Life

James 1: 5-6 James tells us that if we need help or wisdom to “ask God” (v.5).  He also says that we “must not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave…blown and tossed by the wind” (v.6).    Eugene Peterson translates verse 6 to say, “Ask boldly believing, without a second thought” (TheContinue reading “Staying Steady In the Waves of Life”