Life in the Vineyard

Life in the vineyard,  is a phrase I use to describe God’s Kingdom. It is a place where we learn, teach, work and play, all to God’s glory. I am often asked what is the difference between God’s Kingdom and the world. I use the term world to describe anything other than God’s Kingdom. Whether we seek to learn certain lessons, everyday holds little treasures that we can use or bury under the sand in a chest....

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Poetic Injustice

Poetic Injustice

Are we fighting for justice for Michael Brown? Michael Brown is dead! Trayvon Martin went on ahead, and Emmett Till’s torturous murder has led. Where hate persists and injustice bled. We pursue justice for the living. There is no justice for the dead only the sting of lifeless promise pursued by dread. We must pay attention! Yesterday was subject to past persecutions; remember those who laid down their lives for today’s decisions. Pay...

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Devotion on Peace, Jerry Kotzman

Devotion on Peace, Jerry Kotzman

Jeremiah 29:11-“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Isaiah 26:3-“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 53:4-6-“4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.  5 But He was wounded for our...

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My Place

My Place

  White sand beneath my feet cools Blue skies above a cherished comfort The warmth of sunshine yield to natures grow While the sea lives an abundance flow This is my place I yearn to go. Jeaniene Bonner...

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