Loving those close to you.

Loving those that are very close to us is sometimes the hardest love of all…maybe it’s that we know them so well….maybe it’s that they know us so well.  Perhaps you’ve just lived with a loved one’s faults so long you now just grin and bear it.  Perhaps you’ve been taken advantage of, you are […]

The Tapestry

What a magnificent piece of art. It is vast, ornate, and full of color and splendor. The sum of it is enormous.   If you zoom way in to the stitching detail, you can see the intricate workings of each thread. The manner in which the stitches weave together creates a majestic scenery. Even the […]

Protection from a Thief

In the ancient culture of shepherding, the shepherd would gather the sheep each night and keep them safe by corralling them in a confined area (perhaps where two large rock formations join together) and the shepherd would lay across the opening to the area similar to a door or gate. This would keep the sheep safe as nothing could pass through to get the sheep unless it entered the gate. Jesus said he is the gate. We can find protection from evil and from the thieves of our life as we enter into the true safety offered to us by Christ.