The name “Good Friday” seems to be a misnomer. Can anything good come from death by crucifixion? Does pain have a purpose? Early in Jesus’ ministry, scoffers hurled their own ignorant disbeliefs: “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
Wondering what you could say or give to a mother to express your thanks and your love for her? For those of you whose moms are still living, here’s one simple suggestion.
Some of us may feel like Thomas, who questioned the Lord after His resurrection appearance. At times, we too, need to know that Jesus is truly real. Circumstances leave us discouraged, and we soon forget God’s work in our lives.
Finding God in the Garden is easy. When springtime rolls around, it’s hard for me not to write about my favorite season. Visions of pink and blue hydrangeas, white gardenias, yellow daylilies, coral heuchera, and purple petunias dance in my head. Every year I save up for colorful replacements or new varieties. There are some things about this time of year, however, that can destroy its beauty–if I let it.
“My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23 Everyone wants–and needs–a place to belong. We all like to fit in. Too many try too hard–and in all the wrong places.