If 2020 Were A Christmas Tree . . .

A friend recently posted a picture of her Christmas tree. The sad thing had given up the ghost a full week before the big day. In the heading, she wrote “If 2020 were a Christmas tree……” No shortage of hilarious … Continued

Day 17 – Cursed No More!

I find no difficulty identifying the two worst days in the history of our planet. The first was when Adam and Eve joined the cosmic rebellion, and the second was the day that the human race crucified the Lord of … Continued

Day 14 – Finding Strength in God

If ever God had a favorite child, it would have been David—the shepherd boy made king. In spite of his flaws and failures, David unashamedly expressed his love for the Lord through praise, worship, and even dance. David was favored … Continued

Say Goodbye to Regret

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Regret is a concept more easily felt than defined. We have all experienced the long-simmering pain of regrettable words and actions. And all too often, what happened in the past casts a dark cloud over the future. Wouldn’t you prefer … Continued

God of the Impossible

The Creator of the Universe has a habit of working in unexpected ways, and sometimes, He allows situations to become so dire that we have no other option than to rely on Him. In fact, the God of the impossible … Continued

Hope for the Halfling

“Maybe Treebeard’s right. We don’t belong here, Merry. It’s too big for us. What can we do in the end? We’ve got the Shire. Maybe we should go.” “The fires of Isengard will spread. And the woods of Tuckborough and … Continued

Character Matters More than Success

The success or failure of our work as a church or mission depends, in the last resort, largely, not in the number of preachers we put into the field, nor on the size of our congregations, but rather on the character of … Continued

Secure in God’s Promises

Gather the riches of God’s promises. Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart. –Corrie Ten Boom, Holocaust survivor and inspirational speaker “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble … Continued

Hope in Dark Places

There are always uncertainties ahead, but there is always one certainty—God’s will is good. –Vernon Paterson, businessman For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those … Continued