Heap of Stones

It was also called  Mizpah, for he said, “May the LORD watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other.  …Genesis 31:49  New American Standard Bible

It sounds so sweet and loving, but it is in fact about not trusting the other person, and it’s about making a covenant with a heap of stones and a pillar (Mizpah is the word for the pillar or watchtower) as the witnesses before God. Basically it says be very honest because God is surely watching. He witnesses everything we do. Which is a fact, Jack.



A “With” God

I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.   …Psalm 16:8 purple-house-2

I was awakened last night with thunder that shook my house and rain mixed with hail that came in at a ferocious rate and a crazy angle. I have an eight foot porch around this house and the hail-rain mix hit the windows. As you might imagine I was frightened at first until I was fully awake and my first thought was God is with me. With a smile on my face, joy in my heart I went right back to sleep. I was happy to enjoy another moment awake with my loving God who is always with me. I wonder how people feel when they think they are alone when something frightening happens in the middle of the night.

When Evil Comes.

When evil comes your way, just call on Jesus and watch fear and sadness turn to strength and joy!


 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” …Romans 12:21    

Jesus is the King of Good, since all good comes from God alone!

 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” …Isaiah 5:20

So when you think good!, think God!

Our GPS!

“We do not understand the intricate pattern of the stars on their courses, but we know He who created them does, and that just as surely as He guides them, He is charting a safe course for us.”  …Billy Grahamaaa-dark-night

“Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.”

 …Isaiah 40:26

The Need To Know!

I need to be more like Mother Teresa who cared for the homeless, ravaged, poor and displaced. When I turn my back on the poor and forgotten in our society do I think God doesn’t notice?

Here in the Rio Grande Valley I witness the tragedy of migrants, abandoned by the human traffickers, dying in the harsh environment to avoid the border checkpoints. What am I doing to save these souls – isn’t this a question to which I, as a Christian, should have the answer? To live love “I need to know” what to do and help them.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.   …1 John 4:8

It looks pretty, it’s pretty rough terrain, imagine the terrible pain it will cause them walking through this!
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aaaand this desert
And this!
aaa this pear
This is what the migrants are walking through without water, shade, or proper clothing!

Put on your Armor

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Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Ephesians 6:11-17