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Ephesians 3:14-16 MSG “My response is to get down on my knees before the Father,  this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit – not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength” As a woman and a mother, I’m naturally gifted in the art of worrying. It’s a skill I’ve been honing and crafting for years. Day after day, I would spend countless precious minutes fretting and scurrying about, wondering when the next shoe would drop, and life would hurl another curveball my way. Now, I of course know…

“Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.” Genesis 13:18 As usual, at the beginning of this month, I started reading the Bible through again.  I can’t remember how many years I have been doing this, but it has been a long time.  I have certificates to show for the last fifteen or so years but had been doing it long before that.  It always amazes me as I read through the familiar stories, that new thoughts and ideas jump out at…

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11. In the book of Philippians, Paul is writing to the church in Philippi, to the people whom he had preached to and won to the Lord.  He reminds them that he is very thankful for their dedication to the…