Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. — Psalm 73:25-26 My goal in these devotions is to find the treasures of the gospel in Hosea. But there are … Continue reading God, Our Portion
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 Recently, while my husband and I were walking our dog, we found and returned our neighbor’s Husky, named Smokey, who was in another neighbor’s garage a few streets away from his home. Poor Smokey … Continue reading But Wait, There’s MORE!
And you, who were dead in your trespasses …, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. — Colossians 2:13-14 As I read deeper into Hosea, it causes … Continue reading Like Adam
“Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.” — Hosea 6:1 The Dragon and The Lion In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C. S. Lewis introduces us to Eustace, a boy who is very selfish and … Continue reading Not a Tame Lion
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he … Continue reading Hide and Seek
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. — Romans 12:2 A few months ago our family made the monumental leap into the 21st century and upgraded my … Continue reading To Your Work, Christians, To Your Work!
What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— even us whom he has called, not from the … Continue reading We Need a New Covenant
“knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.” — 1 Peter 1:18-19 Vulnerability Have you ever had that dream where you are standing on a … Continue reading The Redeemed Bride
And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord. — Hosea 2:19-20 Wedding Images In recent months there have been several weddings of family and … Continue reading In That Day