He told them to wait in Jerusalem. “I am going to send you what my Father has promised, but stay in the city until you’ve been clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24: 49). Can you imagine receiving this command? They had watched Him die, and experienced His victory over death. They’ve eaten… Read More Bite of Bread: 7 Scriptures on the Holy Spirit
“If you don’t like the weather, just give it a day or two; it will change.” I’ve heard people from Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Massachusetts say this. I always thought it ironic that those states aren’t anywhere near each other yet that phrase fits all three. Whenever a native would say those words I… Read More How Can We Be Joyful in All Circumstances?
The Holy Spirit of God is given to us so that we can become participants in God’s compassion and so reach out to all people at all times with God’s heart.” ~Here and Now, Henry Nouwen Let it soak in. How different would our light shine to the world if our desire for the… Read More Bite of Bread: Holy Spirit Power to Love
Something wonderful lives in us. It is life and light, goodness, kindness, and mercy. Power lives within us that strengthens our hope when circumstances drain our strength. It intercedes for us when we can find no words. It ushers peace hushing doubt and worry. All we have to do is believe. In Jesus. We’ve just… Read More Bite of Bread Weekly Reading Plan: Life Through the Spirit
I take breathing for granted. Until I can’t breathe. It hasn’t happened in a long time, but a severe bout of bronchitis, a few years ago, sent me to the emergency room, my face gray from lack of oxygen. I also take running water for granted until the water line in our neighborhood springs a… Read More Why We Shouldn’t Take Breathing for Granted