A New Favorite Verse

I have a new ‘favorite’ verse…

28 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:27-30 (ESV)

Verse 29, “…for I am gentle and lowly in heart…” gives us a unique insight into the soul of Jesus. It tells us about who he is and not just what he says or does.

‘Gentle’ doesn’t mean weak, rather the Greek says, ‘mildness of disposition, gentleness of spirit.’ The gentle Jesus wants us to know that he is approachable, we can come to him without any worry of not being accepted.

‘Lowly’ literally means ‘not rising far from the ground.’ The lowly Jesus wants us to know that he is as human as we are and he understands our trials, troubles and temptations.

This human, approachable Jesus is telling us that when we take his yoke upon ourselves, we can learn from him. His Holy Spirit can teach us how to be gentle and lowly in heart in relation to others in our lives, and in that learning we can find rest for our souls.

National Cheeseburger Day

Today, Saturday, is National Cheeseburger Day, and, of course, in New Mexico that means a Green Chile Cheeseburger…

Drone Photo of Jessie

While flying my drone, I decided to see how good the photos are. I’ve been taking videos almost exclusively. Of course, I used my favorite model…

Good News Wednesday

All the nuns that I have known were sweet, gentle and strong in their faith. This 87 year old nun is cut from a different cloth…

It’s The West

I belong to a drone pilots forum whose members come from all over the world. They share their drone videos of beautiful places from Hungary, Ireland, Scotland, etc., etc. Cliffs, forests, oceans, all beautiful.

Since I live in the high desert in the Southwest, I wanted to share what I believe is the beauty of the West…