Romans 16:1-2 Paul begins by greeting his fellow workers in Christ. The first name on his list: Phoebe, our leading lady for this week. He had great respect for her. She had opened her home to him and supported his ministry. She was highly regarded in the church. Caring for the sick or tending to … Continue reading I am More Than a Title
This week we read in Romans 16: 1-2 of the esteemed Phoebe; who’s name means “Pure or as radiant as the moon.” She was in fact radiant, but it was the love of Jesus that radiated from her. Like many of the ladies we’ve studied, there’s very little written about her in the scriptures. Oh, … Continue reading What Are You Known For?
It takes breath to speak words. Genesis 1:3 ~ Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light..." The Breath of God spoke the World into existence. At Breath on Paper we believe memorizing scripture is the best way to get the Word of God in our heart. With Christmas in the air, today we have chosen … Continue reading Breath Day
We are all familiar with admonitions in scripture against complaining, grumbling, disrespecting authority, sowing discord, etc. But today we are focusing on a well-founded complaint of discrimination that yielded good fruit for the body of Christ. Yes, there is a place for complaining and questioning the status quo in the body. There are big examples, … Continue reading Foxes in the Vineyard
I believe our offense is the single most powerful weapon we can hand the enemy. The devil wants us angry and offended and the way to stay offended is to stay quiet. Now don’t get me wrong…I don’t believe that we need to go around spilling every little thing that we think to every person … Continue reading Distracted or Growing?
As I read the scriptures of the discontent widows, my attention was drawn to the fact that it became the responsibility of the newly appointed deacons to aide and care for them. I was reminded of the first time I read this passage with a new understanding of the leadership position it describes. True, in … Continue reading We Are The Deacons
Acts 6: 1-7 While the preaching of God’s word was spreading throughout Jerusalem, grumbling was taking place between the Aramaic widows and the Greek widows. The Greek widows felt like they were being overlooked in the distribution of food compared to the Aramaic widows. The apostles heard of his complaint and called a meeting to … Continue reading An Opportunity to Serve
Recently, my family along with several others, we're invited to a friends house for dinner. It was dinner with a purpose. We were there to purchase water filters for families in a village in Kenya. Sam, a native of the village, spoke to us about the need for clean water. He works for the non … Continue reading Help the Sisters Out
Do you have that friend or coworker who doesn't have a good word to say about anything? I do. It almost seems like he has the spiritual gift of complaining. I find myself wondering how one person can find so many faults with EVERY thing in his life! The sky is always falling. Do you … Continue reading The Sky is Falling
Acts 12:1-17 King Herod was killing Christians. He had John’s brother, James run through with the sword. And now he had Peter in prison. What was going to happen next? Were we all to suffer such a fate? Is this what it had come to? We had now gathered day after day praying for Peter’s safe … Continue reading Knock, knock. Who’s there?