HOW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE…

graphic: Martha G. Brady

 Then Jesus told his disciples,  “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.   For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.   For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?   Matthew 16:24-26 This is Continue Reading

I’LL TRY…

graphic: Martha G. Brady

Not long ago I was challenged regarding the use of the word "try." I always thought of it as something positive when someone said They would try to do something, like changing a habit.   But I realized that trying to do something Doesn't get it done anymore effectively than actually doing it! The challenge I was given was to think about How I use the Continue Reading

ARE YOU LIVING LIKE AN ORPHAN?…

photo: #52935179 | bramgino fotolia
graphic: Martha G. Brady

Susan grew up in a home where she was neglected from the time she came home from the hospital. Her father was never there. By age 8, she couldn't have picked him out of a line-up. She slightly remembered seeing him once or twice when she was very young...about age 3 or 4. As she grew older, her mom had a series of boyfriends who lived in their tiny apartment. They were at varying levels of Continue Reading

STRANGERS AND FOREIGNERS?…

graphic: Martha G. Brady

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.   For he himself is our peace,  who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility  by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,   and might reconcile Continue Reading