The Resurrection and the Life

On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, […]

The Resurrection and the Life

On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, […]

The Resurrection and the Life

On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, […]

Praise & Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier this week I posted Give Thanks In All Circumstances suggesting we all start a grateful journal. I encourage you to read that post and the Thanksgiving “challenge”. While today is a special day of giving thanks, we must remember that it is not the only day to give thanks for all that […]

What Rules Your Day?

I have a question for you today. What would you say rules your day? In case that question seems a bit vague, let me ask you this in another way. What do you spend the most time thinking about? Your job Your next meal Relationships Fear What would you say consumes your thoughts and actions daily? […]

Effective Prayer

  ‘The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power.’ – James 5:16 (Amp.) In the passage above, from the book of James, we recognize that prayer is a powerful weapon in the hand of every believer. […]

Pruning Can Be Fruitful

Sometimes we simply need pruning. Our season of life has shifted and we are holding on not wanting change. We know the grace has lifted and yet we cling to what we know even though this part of our lives is not bearing fruit. Perhaps one of these things fits your circumstances: Your job has […]

Guest Blog – I am the Villain

Our Guest for today’s blog is Elise Booz.  Elise has been an active member of Drawing Near to God Ministry for many years. She and her family are members of St. Andrew’s Church, Park Circle where she is also the worship leader.  And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, […]

Has Your Light Been Dimmed?

  As I sit to write this blog today, the question in my heart is: “Has your light been dimmed?” Jesus declared that we are a city on a hill and our light is supposed to shine brightly. I don’t know about you, but the last few months, I had grown weary and the thought […]

Letter to My Younger Self

  Despite the commercials we see on tv or magazine ads we read, aging was not invented by Satan himself. It may feel like it at times when you look in the mirror and don’t recognize yourself. Or when you go for a run, or a walk or even a crawl and you can’t move […]