I, Ambassador

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ Ambassador. It’s a bit of a foreign concept. (Pardon the pun.) For most of us, the closest we get to ambassadors is an assassination plot in a movie. Our first-handContinue reading “I, Ambassador”

Deja Vu

“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.””‭‭John‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ The birthing process is nothing I’d repeat, frankly. Except I did. Twice. Most of us who are mamas are repeat customers. Surely we must be entirely forgetful to undergo such a hugely painful processContinue reading “Deja Vu”

The Rescue Mission

“For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭ A daring proposition, that. The Rescue Mission. To go behind enemy lines on a rescue operation of this scale with an army was one thing.Continue reading “The Rescue Mission”

Littles See, Littles Say

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭ My littles are truly something else. Truly. I was trying to do something at my SmartBoard which wasn’t working at the moment. It happens. I wasn’tContinue reading “Littles See, Littles Say”

The Heart is Where the Home Is

“You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you. ””‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:21‬ ‭ Home. Ahhhhhhh. What a marvellous place. A plot of land with a house on it to call my own. My own little patch of paradise – my personal kingdom fromContinue reading “The Heart is Where the Home Is”

Let it Rise

“Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:33‬ ‭ In my defense, I was busy. (I’ve also always been rather – scatterbrained. TheyContinue reading “Let it Rise”

In Praise of Poverty

““God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:3‬ Are you poor? I mean, totally bankrupt? I’m not referring to your list of assets or net worth financially. What I really mean is – do you realize your poverty? (In a spiritual sense, thatContinue reading “In Praise of Poverty”

The Kingdom is for Kids!

“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭ I love this. As someone who works with littles every day, I get it. I really do. The Kingdom is for kids! And those who are like kids.Continue reading “The Kingdom is for Kids!”

X Marks the Spot

““The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:44‬ ‭ Buried treasure. The stuff of legends – maps and treasure chests and lost fortunes hidden in theContinue reading “X Marks the Spot”

The Pearl

““Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:45-46‬ ‭ Another cryptic kingdom clue. This time, pearls. Pearls are fascinating. How they are developed – through a creature’s pain and misfortune –Continue reading “The Pearl”