The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. -John Vance Cheney

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fight hate with love

Matthew Chapter 38-42

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, don’t fight back against someone who wants to do harm to you. If they hit you on the right cheek, let them hit the other cheek too. 40 If anyone wants to sue you in court and take your shirt, let them have your coat too. 41 If a soldier forces you to walk with him one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to anyone who asks you for something. Don’t refuse to give to anyone who wants to borrow from you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Say only yes if you mean yes, and say only no if you mean no

Matthew Chapter 33-37

33 “You have heard that it was said to our people long ago, ‘When you make a vow, you must not break your promise. Keep the vows that you make to the Lord.’ 34 But I tell you, when you make a promise, don’t try to make it stronger with a vow. Don’t make a vow using the name of heaven, because heaven is God’s throne. 35 Don’t make a vow using the name of the earth, because the earth belongs to him. Don’t make a vow using the name of Jerusalem, because it also belongs to him, the great King. 36 And don’t even say that your own head is proof that you will keep your promise. You cannot make one hair on your head white or black. 37 Say only ‘yes’ if you mean ‘yes,’ and say only ‘no’ if you mean ‘no.’ If you say more than that, it is from the Evil One.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Light

Matthew Chapter 14-16

14 “You are the light that shines for the world to see. You are like a city built on a hill that cannot be hidden. 15 People don’t hide a lamp under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand. Then the light shines for everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Forgive

Matthew 6:14-15

14 Yes, if you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, then your Father in heaven will also forgive your wrongs.

15 But if you don’t forgive others, then your Father in heaven will not forgive the wrongs you do.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

False God's

Colossians 3:5

So put everything evil out of your life: sexual sin, doing anything immoral, letting sinful thoughts control you, and wanting things that are wrong. And don’t keep wanting more and more for yourself, which is the same as worshiping a false God.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Aloe plant symbolizes healing and protection

Psalm 91

1 You can go to God Most High to hide.

    You can go to God All-Powerful for protection.

2 I say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety, my fortress.

    My God, I trust in you.”

 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Words as Sacrifice

Hosea 14:2

2 Think about what you will say, and come back to the Lord. Say to him, “Take away our sin, and accept these words as our sacrifice. We offer you the praise from our lips."