Posts from May 2017

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Is All Well In the Kingdom?

by Ladd
Angry Cloud

“John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16 The “John” in our verse is John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus Christ, […]

The Transforming Work of God Deep Within Us

by Ladd
Magnolia 2

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:16 If someone was to pray over me this would be the prayer I would like to have prayed. This simple promise of prayer touches the very heart of what it means to […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

by Ladd
Bird House

“To the woman he said, ‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you’.” Genesis 3:16 OK, OK, I know this is a very inappropriate text for Mother’s Day but I have promised […]

A Different Perspective and Emphasis

by Ladd
Snowy Birdbath

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16 New International Version For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. James 3:16 New Living Translation For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder […]

Peter – A Walking Contradiction

by Ladd
tree mushrooms

“These are the twelve he appointed: Simon to whom he gave the name Peter,” Mark 3:16 The next verses go on to list the other eleven disciples that Jesus called to be His messengers to the gospel, but Mark begins the list with Peter, the best known of all of Jesus’ followers. Mark reminds us […]