Justified lies still lie Selfishly protecting comfort Desperately hoarding acceptance Necessary truths left unsaid Denying their power to set free -LAS “Instead we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church.” - Ephesians 4:15 (NLT)
If you’re scratching your head thinking “Wait. What happened? Barnabas Blessings? I thought this was The Published Journey. Is this right? Am I in the right place?” Yes! Same blog, different name. Let me explain… Who is Barnabas? Acts 4:36 introduces Joseph, nicknamed by the apostles, Barnabas, meaning Son of Encouragement. He was known for … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Keep reaching for the Light, something beautiful is ready to bloom. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”- John 8:12
Tis the season, friends. And no doubt it’s...different. I found myself close to ‘Bah Humbug’ until I was struck by the words of an old familiar carol: 🎶God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan's pow'r When we were … Continue reading Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Grateful for... “The peace of faith in Jesus” “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”-John 8:36
Discover the Power of Love in Good Friday In remembranceOf an act of love so amazingYou and I were on His mindThe joy set before HimBruised, Pierced, CrushedFor His belovedHe acquitted us from sin's penalty of deathRansomed our soulsNo longer enslaved by the darkness of our heartsReconciled to the FatherJesus, the SonEndured the agony of … Continue reading The Goodness of Friday
“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”- John 1:4-5 So grateful for His Light. The Light that shines on my dark places, freeing me to walk confidently in purpose. The Light that gives … Continue reading Celebrating The Light
“No Left Turn” I’d seen this sign regularly on my drive into the office. I assumed it meant I couldn’t make a left turn onto a particular street. For months I made right turns and drove side streets until one morning I noticed two cars making the forbidden left turn. My internal traffic cop was … Continue reading Read the Sign