God’s Faithfulness

Does God’s faithfulness surprise you, encourage you, strengthen you, give you hope or does the intensity of trials make you questions whether or not God cares?                 The hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” was written by Thomas Chisholm, who was born Lincoln-like in a log cabin in Kentucky.  As a young adult, he was converted…

Battle for the Mind

Sometimes our worst enemy is our mind.  We have so many thoughts racing through the mind that can create fears that inhibit us, speculations that can send our thoughts in so many directions, thoughts of not being good enough or a lot of persistent problems that can lead some people to feeling depressed and overwhelmed. …

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, emotional vulnerabilities, thousands of lost loved ones, broken marriages, 24/7 parenting, hospitals overwhelmed, virtual graduations….the list goes on.  Piling on top of the…

Easy Is Not Always Better

Why commit to doing good based on the Word of God when evil seems to get worse and God is committed to allowing trials to grow us?  This seems like a never-ending process that can get old very fast. I suspect another way to ask this question is, “Do we want an easy life so…

Resurrection Sunday

We may know that the Cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the forgiveness of sins and the blessing of Christ dwelling in our hearts respectively (Titus 3:5-8) – but is that all it means?  If this is all that it means then why would Paul say “Wretched man that I am!  Who will…

Being a Cheerful Giver

When people are traveling by plane, and the ride is very smooth, they tend to feel over a long period of time that everything is well until there is turbulence. If turbulence goes for a while, they would say it was not a good flight and they can say that because despite the turbulence the…

How to be Christlike during this Time of Division

The rise in the aggressive display of racism is becoming more and more prevalent across the country. Anglos feel threatened, and Afro-Americans feel that they are under attack, and must develop a power base to fight back. Therefore resentment, anger, hate, and frustration leads to a polarized society, that functions on ignorance, rather than productive…

Our Great Intercessor

Christ’s presence, at the right hand of God, is something no person in the Old Testament ever had the privilege of enjoying. Job, in the midst of his pain and mourning, cried out (Job 33:23) but did not have the intercessor like we have today. Our prayers being answered as a result of Christ being…