https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_QMw21JN3w&t=1s Luke records the angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary, Elizabeth's prophesy, and Mary's song in rich detail. We are introduced to very important details about Jesus' nature in this passage. Gabriel explains to Mary that He will not be an ordinary human. He will be born of the Holy Spirit—and He, indeed, will BE holy. [...]
In the midst of addressing messes in the Corinthian church, the apostle Paul reminds them of the heart of the gospel and the power of God's grace! They've received the gospel, but now they need to hold firmly to it...or their belief is in vain. Paul's words also communicate to the Corinthians that the resurrection of Jesus isn't a rumor, but a reality confirmed by hundreds of eye-witnesses who were STILL LIVING at the time Paul was writing this letter!
I was awakened by a dream-boy attacking me, trying to kill me with scissors. [I know, gross. Stick with me. There’s a point here.] Aren’t you glad that’s how it happens (most of the time)? We wake up before the scene gets too bloody, before our free-falling body hits the sidewalk. Before death. My dream-boy [...]
You made your resolutions on January 1st. Now it’s January 27th. Can you…can you feel that? Slight nausea, embarrassment, frustration? You probably loved your resolutions for a day or two— posted about them on Instagram and Facebook, felt really proud. Your friends responded with those celebration cone thingys or a flexing muscle emoji and you [...]
[If you would like to listen to this post, click here ] This is the week of love and angels, so it seems only fitting to describe the invisible. Every Christmas, a memory I rarely talk about returns— it’s hazy, a memory experienced as a longing in my heart before a dreamy recording in my head. [...]
I spent precious time with such beautiful souls today— truly, women who radiate, who bless, who love God down out their feet, up through their eyes. But, the time came for them to leave— all people leave. We leave each other for short amounts of time and long amounts of time. Everyone leaves their bodies. [...]
Hi, friends! I'm attempting to share a bit more via audio for those who prefer to listen rather than read, or who would like to be able to clean or wrap presents while drinking in the Word. I hope you enjoy! Peace. https://soundcloud.com/doni-owens/preparation-as-christs-lover-two-passages-and-a-few-thoughts
We prepare for who is coming. Many of you, I think, experience this: You set a date for a gathering. You envision friends or family at the table, their smiles. You picture soft lights and imagine breathing in delicious smells— so you make sure your star lights have batteries, make a grocery list, and pick [...]