Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Today we visited the ancient city of Megiddo, crossed the plain where Armageddon, and overlooked the city of Nazareth, where Jesus grew in wisdom and stature to become a man. It occurred to me that in that one place, Jesus was surrounded by His past, His present. And he was and is the world’s future. I realize that may sound a little preposterous, so let me explain.
Nazareth was a tiny town, a town so insignificant that, when people heard that the Messiah was in Nazareth,…Continue
Added by Margie Williamson on November 22, 2011 at 11:21pm — No Comments
We arrived last night in Galilee after two days of traveling through the Negev Desert and along the Dead Sea. One of the students with us described the journey as layers of technicolor in tan and beige and brown until we crested the hill and saw the Dead Sea for the first time. The emerald green and turquoise of the water created a sweep of color across the landscape that was almost beyond description. I was so impressed with his description that I wished I had said it.
Added by Margie Williamson on November 21, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments
One of my favorite lines from the movie Toy Story is "To infinity and beyond." Of course, it's spoken by a toy who never seems to recognize his own reality. As I'm preparing to head back to Israel today, though, those words keep running through my mind.
We (NavPress) are in the final stages of completing a free Christmas lesson that will be available on-line by the beginning of December. We used two passages: John 1 and Luke 2. For me, it was a wonderful…Continue
Vonda Skelton, Christian author and speaker, begins every November by listing 5 blessings in her life daily. The challenge is that once a blessing has been listed, it cannot be listed again before Thanksgiving. The first days are the easy ones . . . the blessings that are so visible that they sometimes block out the others. It's a great challenge that I can't live up to daily.
But I can revisit it often so I don't lose sight of what God is doing in my life. Will you join me?…Continue