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 →

The Significance of Palm Sunday

Hosanna In the Highest! “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD (Yehovah)! Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:9b The triumphal entry of Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) is one of the events in the life of Christ that is portrayed in all four of the Gospels.... Continue Reading →

Love Letters from Home

The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.— Augustine of Hippo “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Word?

What a difference a word makes. One little word can entirely change the meaning of a sentence. And, one little word can completely change a life. Have you ever considered just how significant the difference between the definite article and the indefinite article can be? I think I just heard someone sigh and say, ”Uh-oh,... Continue Reading →

No Fool

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”Jim Elliot1927-1956 “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”Mark 8:35 NKJV “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and... Continue Reading →

Be Still and Know…?

Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10 NKJV Is this verse a call to quiet meditation, contemplative prayer, quieting the mind to listen and know and experience God? That is a popular interpretation in the Church at large today, but is it... Continue Reading →

How Do You Do…

“This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God’s way. In this job, not... Continue Reading →

Springtime

Today is the first day of spring. Springtime—the promise of new life. A fresh start. Resurrection! I love to watch the world come back to life after the deadness of winter. The trees bud and sprout new flowers and leaves, green blades of grass begin to peek out among the dead brown thatch, daffodils and... Continue Reading →

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