Women, made in God's image just as man was, remain a pivotal and precious part of Jesus' ministry even today. He beckons women everywhere to answer His call, to live out a great adventure walking in lock step with Him. Consider the following five truths Jesus wants women to know:
Easter is a time when we celebrate God's love and sacrifice for us. These meditations for the remaining days leading to Easter Sunday include reflections on Jesus' death and resurrection. As you prepare your heart for Easter, find renewed meaning in these verses and insight from Billy Graham:
For years, when the boys were at home, we shared our list of "Thankfuls" each Thanksgiving holiday. We would each take turns (one item at a time) of ten things we were most thankful for that year. I remember early in this tradition the boys' spellings weren't always correct, but their lists were always sincere.I would totally recommend you try this at home as a tradition in your family.I miss those special times sitting in our living room, but that shouldn't stop me from sharing my list with you
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Titus 3:1-2
Nobody can deny that we live in a seriously troubled world.We see evidence on a daily basis; international terrorism, the murder of innocents, ongoing and seemingly endless political partisan bickering, and so the list goes on.
Easter does not mark the arrival of spring, nor is it simply meant to give us a break from work or school (although many see it this way). Instead, Easter celebrates what Christians believe is the most important event in human history
He was in an eternal struggle for the very souls of mankind, and here they were, napping in Gethsemane.My reaction - and perhaps yours, too - is condemnation. Didn't they know that this was Jesus' last night? Couldn't they be there for their friend?
Where would you have been on that first Palm Sunday? Among the disciples who welcomed Him-or among the skeptical crowds? It's easy to condemn those who condemned Jesus-but would we have acted any differently?
Millions of Christians all over the world celebrate what we have come to call "Palm Sunday," commemorating the day on which Jesus entered Jerusalem and was greeted by crowds waving palm branches and shouting their praises. Undoubtedly, some of them were convinced that Jesus had come to lead a revolt against Rome and become their king.
I'm a reflective person. This time of year - when we start to see all the "best of" reflections online and in the news, I like to do my own personal reflection. How was the year? What can we learn from it? How can I do better next year?
There is a popular definition for insanity that is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and others. It goes like this:
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
The hymn writer tells us that it was a "silent" night, a "holy" night. But it was also a cold night, as the shepherds huddled together seeking warmth from the fire. To them it seemed like every other night. The crackling of wood, the occasional bleating of a lamb, were the only sounds that disturbed the otherwise routine silence.