Do Not Lose Heart

Do Not Lose Heart

Do Not Lose Heart Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what...
Driving Out Fear

Driving Out Fear

Driving Out Fear Read Mark 6:45-52. Waves sweep dangerously over the bow of their boat as the disciples straining at the oars to keep afloat. Stormy winds rage all around them. Jesus, who stayed ashore to pray on a mountainside, sees their struggle from afar and walks...
When the World Turns Upside Down

When the World Turns Upside Down

When the World Turns Upside Down As we’ve experienced in the past few weeks, life can be wildly unpredictable. It seems that our world turned upside down in a matter of days as the coronavirus spread across the globe. How do we find peace in the midst of such...
A Living Hope

A Living Hope

A LIVING HOPE Read Luke 24:13-35 But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel | Luke 24:21 Spoken by two of Jesus’ disciples as they departed from Jerusalem after Jesus’ crucifixion, these dejected words reveal their hopelessness. Instead of...
Embracing a New Future

Embracing a New Future

“I have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things!” protests Bilbo Baggins when an uninvited and rather odd wizard appears at his doorstep one fine morning. As the main character of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Bilbo, like most hobbits, views...
Facing Change Courageously

Facing Change Courageously

“I wonder how long God wants us to stay here.” These words tumbled out of my mouth while walking with my wife around the neighborhood where we had moved to just a few years earlier. Even now, more than 15 years later, I still remember the quizzical look she gave me. ...