Good News! Blessings

It’s been a tough couple of weeks.  Okay, it’s been a tough few months if we’re being honest, but I feel like it’s been a particularly tough couple of weeks.  Between the wildfires raging through the state and the smoky unhealthy air we’re dealing with, the concerns with COVID spread and people either not socially […]

Jeremiah, Dealing with Fake Truth

Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD. Jeremiah 7:4 Behold, you are trusting indeceptive words to no avail.   Jeremiah 7:8 God’s frustration: As for you,do not pray for this people, and do not lift up cry or prayer […]

Good News! My Youth

“The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.   Psalm 145:9 Lately, I find myself revisiting my youth – listening to 80s music from my high school/college years , watching the original Star Wars trilogy again for the umpteenth time, and playing the classic arcade games (Dig Dug, Galaga, Donkey Kong) […]

Jeremiah, and Invitation to Faithfulness

Key verses in Jeremiah  Known and appointed Jeremiah 1:4-10  On Shepherds Jeremiah 3:15, 23:4  Wall of Bronze Jeremiah 15:19-21  Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles Jeremiah 29:1-14  Seek the welfare of the city Jeremiah 29:7  I know the plans I have for you Jeremiah 29:11-13  Call to me Jeremiah 33:3  Object lessons in Jeremiah  The rod […]

Good News! Silver Linings

Finding the silver lining in some extremely dark clouds How’s that glass looking for you so far? Half empty, completely empty? We’re only two-thirds of the way through 2020 and it’s been a pretty bad year as far as I can tell… A global pandemic, social and racial injustice and inequality, fires that burn uncontrollably, […]

Good News! Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 There is so much happening in our area right now and so much to fear. There’s the political situation, economic situation, […]

Good News! by Sandra Eng

My dad turns 85 years old this month….and somehow (except for his white hair, hearing aid, and walker) he’s not that much different than when he was in his forties  He still likes to tell me how to live my life, value hard work, save money, and why I need to eat more. I did not […]

Good New! Train Up a Child

Train up a child in the way he should go;    even when he is old he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22: 6 My mom suffered a brain bleed last November.  She is now in a Board and Care facility.  My dad, my sisters and I talk to mom nearly every day, either by phone […]

The Apocalyptic Names of Jesus

The faithful witnessRevelation 1:5  The first born from the dead Revelation 1:5  The ruler of the kings of the earth Revelation 1:5  Him who loved us and washed us from our sin Revelation 1:5 The Alpha and the Omega Revelation 1:8 The Lord God Revelation 1:8 The one who is and who was and who is to […]

Pictures of Jesus We Often Miss

Jesus, The Warrior, Joshua 5:13-15  Captain of the Lords armies Sword drawn Commands worship Accepts worship Jesus The one who beings God’s judgement Isaiah 63:1-6  The one who treads the wine press He who speaks in righteousness, mighty to save His robe is red Judgement Jesus, The Touchable Messiah  To touch a leper     […]