November 2016

Hope

When the pain seems to suffocate you and leave you no place to breathe, He is there. When the agony of loss quiets your voice and tempers everything with darkness, He is there. When things seem to make no sense and keep spiraling out of control, He is there. When the mundane life things echo…

Living in Expectation

And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” Isaiah 25:9 It is weird when you are in the midst of grief after…

Peace at Christmas

And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be…

The Hard Callings

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having…

Living in the Now

This has become almost a catch-phrase for our era. We struggle with constantly looking at our cell phones and wondering what we are missing and how we will have time for it all. The busyness can consume us as we fight for jobs, family and all the other things that we must juggle on a…

The Waiting

God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthian 1:9 I was thinking at Easter about the days between the cross and the resurrection and the excruciating nature of waiting. The people with Jesus had heard the promise (whether or not they believed it or…