Royalty as a Parable of Discipleship

As I watched Queen Elizabeth II's coffin being transported from Balmoral to Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland and listened to the British commentators describing her life and sharing memories, I heard several things that to me represent a parable of God's kingdom. One commentator mentioned that most people did not know the Queen's views on many... Continue Reading →

Royalty

I have seen this parallel for some time and planned to write about it. Today seems a good day to do that. Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday. She was the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom at 70 years 214 days, reigning from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022. On the occasion of... Continue Reading →

On Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”Mark Twain To be human is to have the need to forgive. It is a part of the human experience to offend and to be offended, to hurt and to be hurt by other humans. Often by and to those who... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Pain

“…pain is like a warning light on the dashboard of our car… The warning light isn’t trying to annoy you. It’s trying to protect you.”LYSA TERKEURST Recently, I was reading the book, “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way,” by Lisa Terkeurst. In Chapter 3, she talks about pain in a way that really caught... Continue Reading →

The Significance of the Resurrection

“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.“Matthew 28:6 Today is Resurrection Day! Shout praises to our risen Lord Jesus Christ! Sing hymns recounting His triumph over death and the grave! Christ the Lord is risen today! Hallelujah, He is risen indeed! Easter Sunday... Continue Reading →

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