Kathi Roach
The People At The Temple

The People At The Temple

The People at the Temple n the Monday immediately following Palm Sunday, Jesus entered the temple area of Jerusalem.  At that time, the temple was enormous, dominating the city, covering an area larger than most American football stadiums today. ...

Reading the Red

Reading the Red

Reading the Red This then is how you should pray: Matthew 6:9 hese are turbulent times we are living in. Our country feels more divided than ever. We, as believers, are called to be different. We are called to be a light to others. We are called to...

Showing Up Small

Showing Up Small

Showing Up Small And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 has been a year for the books. We won’t forget it. We’ve all...

The Wait

The Wait

The Wait …the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from Heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’"Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age… Luke 3:21b-23a...

Rest in Me

Rest in Me

Rest in Me Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 rolls on. Summer is fading into fall and we still are feeling the effects. Strangely, as restrictions have loosened up, life seems to feel heavier. The simplest things, falling asleep, staying...

Going Between

Going Between

Going Between In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26 ntercede: verb: to intervene on behalf of another; the...

Flipping the Negativity

Flipping the Negativity

Flipping the NegativityThen he took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to Heaven, he blessed and broke them. He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd. Everyone ate and was filled. They picked up twelve baskets of leftover pieces.Luke...

Gray Night of the Soul

Gray Night of the Soul

Gray Night of the Soul I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33   Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “In a real dark night of the soul, it...

Sabbath Rest

Sabbath Rest

Sabbath Rest Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29   ast month I read the...

Begin with the Rocks

Begin with the Rocks

Begin with the Rocks Be still, and know that I am God.     I will be exalted among the nations,    I will be exalted in the earth! Ps 46:10 or years I was in the habit of getting up early and spending time with God. One day, about a year ago, I...

Seeing the Stars

Seeing the Stars

Seeing the Stars Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26...

The Most We Can Do

The Most We Can Do

The Most We Can Do And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.. Ephesians 6:18 hen a loved one is sick or hurting the first thing...

A Renewed Mind

A Renewed Mind

A Renewed Mind And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2   ave you ever had a time where you've been trapped...