Commonplace & Miraculous

As Senator Blunt spoke the words, “commonplace and miraculous,” yesterday in his opening remarks for the presidential inauguration,  I was drawn to the birth of Christ and to His entire ministry and representations of God for us. I was reminded that we ought to be encouraged ( those of us who are commonplace who call on the name of Christ) for Jesus, time and time again, reaches from the commonplace and makes it miraculous. It made me consider how much striving for bigger and better and best we do creating…

How Much, O Lord? …a devotional call to men for family and church.

You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, soul and mind. Matthew 22:37 calls it the great and foremost commandment!  –Deuteronomy 6:5-9 adds another component key to winning the battle…with all your heart, soul, and might (or strength). It is a command not a request.  An imperative-Not a suggestion or a good idea-but a specific directive given to followers of Christ. For those of you who are parents or leaders of children in any capacity, you know that there were times in life when you DID NOT give your…

Adoration is God’s Alone

I never realized my misuse of the word “adore” before now. I spoke it as quickly as I would have the word love and thought of it in the vein of “am enamored with or so very happy with, like I adore that rug, or I adore my husband! But recently a very painful turn of events forever changed my thinking about lavishing such an honor on any human.  My husband of 28 years shared with me that he was no longer happy in our marriage, and was not sure…