Posts Tagged ‘trials and tribulations’

When Pigs Swim


“What kind of man is this?”

A lot of people ask that question about Jesus–including his disciples. After following him around for years and watching him teach and interact with with people and the environment, Matthew recounts one of his memories of Jesus to answer that question. It was a crazy experience that included stormy seas and swimming swine.

Cheese & Whine


Psalm 96 1Sing a new song to the Lord!  Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! 2Sing to the Lord; praise his name.  Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. 3Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.  Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. 4Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!  He is to be feared above all gods. 5The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens! 6Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty fill his sanctuary.

7O nations of the world, recognize the Lord; recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong. 8Give to the Lord the glory he deserves!  Bring your offering and come into his courts. 9Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.  Let all the earth tremble before him. 10Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!”  The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.  He will judge all peoples fairly.

11Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!  Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! 12Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!  Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise 13before the Lord, for he is coming!  He is coming to judge the earth.  He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth.