The Birds & The Bees

The birds and the bees are very active this time of year. So are the rabbits and squirrles, even the flowers in the fields. What are they doing?! "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." - Psalm 19:1 They're declaring the glory of God! They're proclaiming the power of our Creator. (Now, what were you thinking?) When flowers bloom and birds sing, as God created them to do, God is glorified. When eagles soar and hummingbirds hum, as God created them to do, God is glorified. Likewise, when we serve strangers and care for our neighbors in need, God is glorified. When we share our resources and live generously, God is glorified. When we utlize ou


"Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 5:3 Two thieves hung on crosses next to Jesus. They are both simply referred to as "criminals." Though they shared a similar present and near future, they responded very differently to Jesus. One criminal reflects those who are "rich in spirit." He joined the crowds in mocking Jesus. "Some Messiah you are! Save yourself! Save us!" (Luke 23:39) To the end, this man refused to be humble before God and honest with himself. The second criminal rebuked the first. With an Honest spirit, he acknowledged that Jesus was innocent, and they were both receiving the punishment they deserved. With a Humble spiri

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