Eph 2v10 – You are God’s poem

Here is an amazing message to you from Paul – “You are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do.” (Ephesians 2:10). The word “handiwork” is the Greek word poiema. This is the origin of the English word “poem”. Another way of reading this… Continue reading Eph 2v10 – You are God’s poem

Pro 15v23 – The farewell

It’s the end. Friends are sharing their eulogies. My eulogies. I listen as they give thanks for what I did, and say how much they will miss me. It’s lovely to hear. No, I am not dead, but it is the end of my 40-year association with my university, where I was first a student… Continue reading Pro 15v23 – The farewell

Eph 4v29 – Creative power

Every day, within minutes of waking up, you will use your greatest power – a power to create or crush, help or harm, delight or depress – with the words that you speak. God set the example at the waking of our universe. “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis… Continue reading Eph 4v29 – Creative power

Eph 4v32 – Be careful little tongue

There is a song I used to enjoy singing with the children at Sunday School. “O Be careful little tongue what you say. O be careful little tongue what you say. For the Father up above Is looking down in love. So, be careful little tongue, what you say.” But how much more appropriate is… Continue reading Eph 4v32 – Be careful little tongue

Pro 16v24 – Miracle food

According to one website, it heals wounds, boosts energy, lowers blood pressure, improves immunity, and much more. Honey, it’s the miracle food. Did you know you can make your own honey – honey that has all these same incredible benefits and more? Solomon said that “Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul… Continue reading Pro 16v24 – Miracle food

Pro 20v11 – The child’s behaviour

What characteristics would your friends use to describe you? Would they say you are mindful of your actions and always strive to put everyone else’s feelings before your own? Or would they say you mainly focus on your own wants and needs? In Proverbs 20:11, we read: “Even a child is known by his deeds,… Continue reading Pro 20v11 – The child’s behaviour

Mat 12:36 – Idle Words

“Pass me the salt.” “Please put that box upstairs.” “Drive to this address.” All of these are simple everyday instructions, yet have you considered what is actually happening? Without you physically moving or touching anything or anyone, physical items – salt, box, car, person – are moving from one place to another. That’s the power… Continue reading Mat 12:36 – Idle Words

Pro 27:19 – Heart reflection

How amazing would it be to get a glimpse into people’s heart? To be able to see what they really feel and think. Or maybe the more important question is – How can we get a real look into our own heart to see what we are really like? We can. “As water reflects the… Continue reading Pro 27:19 – Heart reflection