How Do I Follow Jesus?

The same person who had asked me to answer the question “Who Is Jesus?” had also asked this question, “How Do I Follow Him?”

As I mulled over that simple yet foundational question, I wrote down a series of verses that provided an answer: Continue reading

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1 Samuel 31: Tragedy – Is That the End?

Here we are in the very last chapter of 1 Samuel. I wish I could say differently, but it’s really not a happy ending.

I’ve read the passage a dozen times before, but after going through 1 Samuel at a slower pace this time around, I must admit the tragedy of this chapter hit me a lot harder than it ever has before. There was a genuine sense of sadness when I finished it.

Read it for yourself. Put yourself in the shoes of Saul, of Jonathan, of David. No matter the perspective, it’s a heartbreaking story: Continue reading

Living Sacrifice

I was reading in Leviticus the night before last, about all the different sacrifices. How many there were! Sin offerings and peace offerings, trespass offerings and grain offerings. Some required a lamb, others a goat or a bull, or a pair of turtledoves, or even some grain!

But one thing they all had in common was the requirement of perfection. A lamb without blemish. Grain without defect. All pointing to the most perfect Sacrifice of all: Jesus Christ.

But as I was reading, God brought to my mind a different connection, one that I had never considered before. Continue reading

And So I Begin…

DSC_1986To my friends and family – Welcome to my brand new blog!

This is going to be a very exciting venture for me, and I hope that you will find a great source of encouragement and inspiration here. If you want to find out why I decided to create this blog, and what my aim is, check out the “Who Am I?” tab, and you can read all about it.

You can also scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the link to follow my blog, and then you’ll start getting email updates whenever I post. Which should be soon – so keep your eyes open!

~Alisa