New Beginnings – Peter

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Peter was a good guy. Right? I think we would count Peter as a good guy. But Peter was incredibly flawed. Which is both good and bad. It is good because we are all flawed, and if Jesus can use Peter, then Jesus can use all of us. … Read more

New Beginnings – Mary

When God Interrupts “I just want to know and do God’s will for my life.” It’s a fairly common refrain among people of faith. I am certain I myself have spoken or thought it numerous times, and perhaps you have as well. We want to know and do God’s will for us–we truly do! The … Read more

New Beginnings – Moses

He Had Lots of Chances of Turning Back, But He Didn’t “He had lots of chances of turning back, but he didn’t.”  This is a quotation (or at least very similar to a quotation) from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. In this quote, a hobbit (basically a short being who is not renowned in … Read more

New Beginnings – Abraham

The God of Oppotunity Have you ever noticed that God offers new beginnings time after time? God is ever-patient with each and everyone of us, and God offers us a new chance as often as we need it. It’s part of the reason why so many people are drawn to the love of God–because his … Read more