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Judges 6 – God can do a lot with a little

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Judges 6:6 – “So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites. Then the Israelites                      cried out to the LORD for help.”   John Wesley said, “Give me a hundred men who love God with all their hearts and fear nothing but […]

Worship Fills You With God’s Peace

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I’ve been talking and reading a lot lately about worry and praying, and how that affects our worship (everyday living). I was drawn to this passage of scripture in Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace […]

Reconciliation and Restoration is a Discipleship Issue

by bonnernaz

I can’t get away from events that have happened this week, culminating in the awful riots that are taking place in Minneapolis, and other places across the country. I really believe that racism in any form is never okay and should never be tolerated! My heart aches for our brothers and sisters who have not been […]

Luke 22 – Hope for flawed people

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Scripture & Thought Luke 22:61 “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.’” Simon Peter, definitely one of the most colorful individuals in the entire Bible, is perhaps my favorite. It’s […]

Hebrews 12 – God disciplines those He loves

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Scripture & Thought Hebrews 12:6 – “For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.” Have you ever wondered what the phrase “Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” means? Let’s remember what David said a few verses earlier: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1 NKJV). David, a shepherd himself, would […]

Our Lenten Journey

by bonnernaz

We started our Lenten journey yesterday, capped off with our Ash Wednesday service last night. What a beautiful time we had together in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit guiding and ministering to us as we learned more of what it is to seek after God’s fullness for our lives. As you know, Ash Wednesday […]

What is Behind that Life-Changing Breath of Wind?

by bonnernaz

I have a story I’d like to share that comes from Carla Grace, that’s rather heartwarming. It reminds us that miracles happen all around us, all the time. We should be thankful! Two years ago in downtown Denver my friend, Scott, and I saw something tiny and insignificant change the world, but no one else […]

Psalm 27 – Wait for the Lord

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Scripture & Thought Psalm 27:4 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Habakkuk 2:3 “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”   Sometimes the longer we wait for a promise from God to be fulfilled; the more glorious is His answer. […]

He is the God of All Comfort

by bonnernaz

Let’s keep “keeping on” as we journey the road of this Lenten season. God is at work! His Spirit is moving all over the place, and we have been experiencing the outpouring of His Spirit in our services! May God help us to stay sensitive to His leading and promptings in our lives, that He […]

Jesus Came Into Our Darkness to Give Us Light

by bonnernaz

In reading from the book of Isaiah, in the Bible, during this Advent time, I have some thoughts… The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows — light! Sunbursts of light! — Isaiah 9:2 Almost eight centuries before the birth of Jesus, the […]

Luke 18 – How close is God?

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Scripture & Thought Luke 18:9-14 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself…But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy upon me, a […]

Ecclesiastes 3 – The first five minutes

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” We are all captives to TIME (not the magazine). In fact, a couple weekends ago marked the “change” in time that affects nearly all North Americans. We had to set our time pieces back one […]

What’s Your Daily Impact?

by bonnernaz

One thing that we should always remember and keep in mind is that our life is not our own. We are on this earth for a set time according to our life’s purpose. So many people today have goals of simply growing older; retiring from their jobs, enjoying their golden years, etc, but that is […]

God Steps in the Mess of our Lives

by bonnernaz

Susi and I would like to thank each of you for all of your kind words of encouragement, the cards we’ve received, and the gifts given to us during this Pastor Appreciation month of October! We feel SO blessed and privileged to be serving the Lord with you, here at Bonner Naz! Our prayer is […]

Tearing Down the Fences

by bonnernaz

Do you know that your life is meant to be used to be a shining Beacon of hope and love?  Each of us are created with a plan and purpose. The Lord has given us the charge to be light in the midst of darkness, to be hope in the midst of despair and to […]

Never Lose Your Zeal for Life

by bonnernaz

Can you believe it’s October already? Wow! Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were just beginning the New Year and all that it would have for us. Now, we’re nearing the end of this year, and looking back on all the blessings that God has poured out on us, and the trials He’s […]

Luke 4 – Widen your circle

by bonnernaz

Scripture & Thought Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” These […]

John 15 – You have been chosen

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Scripture & Thought John 15:16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.”   When it comes to amateur and professional sports, almost everyone wants to be “Number One.” Second place is okay in some circles, but few people ever remember who […]

Proverbs 3 – A deeper level of trust

by Kerry Mueller

Scripture & Thought Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Last month the Discovery Channel broadcasted live the historic two-phase, tightrope walk of Nik Wallenda between two skyscrapers in downtown Chicago, […]

Are We Living Out the Vision of Isaiah?

by Kerry Mueller

Well, it’s that time again. I know many of you have wondered where my blogs have been. I have been recovering from my second total knee replacement (left side, this time) surgery. I feel like it is important for me to focus on my recovery and rehab so that I can be fully recovered and […]