Faith that Works

When the life of great people in the Bible is evaluated, it may be inspiring because of the results they experienced, but it is certainly not enticing. How would you like to be Abraham? God told him to leave friends and family and go to a place where hardly anyone lived. He waited twenty-five years…

Muscle Power When Weak

By the grace of God, knowing what to do, when faced with difficulties, is no longer that great a challenge. The challenge is, sometimes, finding the inner strength to get it done? Of course, some verses tell us that we can do it (1 John 4:4); “I can do all things through Him who strengthens…

Challenged but Content

Just for a moment, who would have imagined a tiny invisible virus indiscriminately making our world topsy-turvy. The COVID-19 crisis has brought several hardships; restrictions on usual freedoms, personal and economic financial challenges, emotionally vulnerabilities, thousands of lost loved ones, broken marriages, 24/7 parenting, hospitals overwhelmed, virtual graduations….the list goes on.  Piling on top of…

The Gift of Encouragement

A certain woman liked going to a certain post office to purchase stamps because the postal workers were always so friendly to her. At Christmas time, when the post office was full of people waiting to mail packages, someone explained to her that she did not have to wait in line for stamps because there…

Experiencing God

As we live each day it is easy to become engulfed in day-to-day issues. This list can be extensive; health, financial, marriage, raising children, job-related issues, loneliness, depression, anxiety, etc. It can be one or more of these issues, all operating at the same time. These situations can become so overwhelming that we think that…

The Heart of the Matter

In the midst of all the hate and division in our culture, where is your heart as a believer? Is it wrapped up in ideologies, cultural basis, political party affiliations, or the scriptures? One of the many things I admire about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech was not just to stop racial prejudice, but also…