Blessed are the persecuted. Why are they persecuted? Which side are you on? Truth and Jesus and mental health and peace and division. So much to talk about.
From YouVersion App Peace. People long for peace. We want world peace. We want peace in our homes. We want peace on social media. But most of the time we are not willing to be peacemakers. We would prefer to be peacekeepers. The problem is that where peacekeepers are, there isn't usually true peace. So… Continue reading Peacekeeping or Peacemaking?
Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning (lament, sighing, meditation). Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice, in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you (plead my case to you,… Continue reading How to start your day with joy
Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.Matthew 5:8 That was this week's verse at Avalon. You can listen to the service here if you missed it. It got me thinking about our hearts and what it means to have a pure heart. Sometimes the easiest way to define something is to… Continue reading Diagnosing the Heart
Lament dominates the psalms. That seems ironic considering the books name, "Songs of Praise,. But here we find words to express our frustration and anger.
This isn't going to be my normal Psalm post though I have included Psalm 4 in it. I called this blog "What's on the Needles Today?" because it has a double meaning. It doesn't just mean what I am knitting (though I am currently knitting an open sweater vest/cardigan in a dusty purple if you… Continue reading My random thoughts on Ravi and Psalm 4
Psalm 3 is written out of a context that you may or may not resonate with, but the point is still true.
Matthew 5:6 is this week's verse. What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?
This psalm is one of the most quoted in the New Testament. It is there that this psalm gains a fresh meaning. But to understand that new interpretation, we should know its original meaning and context first.
"Meekness is a hope rooted in God that leads to faithful responses even in the face of adversity."