A perspective on victory

A perspective on victory

In our readings of God’s Word, we encounter some incredible people. They were people who grew to understand God and his ways, their relationship with him becoming more and more solid with each ‘rite of passage’ spiritually speaking. They were people who knew what it...
Waiting Up Till all the Kids Come Home

Waiting Up Till all the Kids Come Home

It was an outrageous, humiliating request. The younger son of a wealthy farmer comes, flouting all respectful tradition, and petitions for his portion of the family estate now, rather than waiting after the death of his father. Chagrined, but motivated by tender love,...
Balloons? Streamers? Chocolate?

Balloons? Streamers? Chocolate?

Asking any sports fan about his/her favorite team, you would hear more stats than were of the thinnest interest, each player’s plays, their strengths, their scoring totals .  .  . But, do they know these athletes? They’ve likely never met, but there’s a...
Before and After

Before and After

In recent years there have been phenomenal stories of rescue: from the sea, a mine, a tunnel in the mountain, a cave system, a mountainside, a war hostage situation. Each of these represents hours or weeks or even months of nail-biting anxiety as rescue efforts face...
Too Marvelous for Words

Too Marvelous for Words

Some shocking discoveries lurk in the pages of the Old Testament. I mean, God is pure holiness, unable to bear to look on sinful people in their sinful behavior. In His majestic and holy character, He describes the lifestyle which is pleasing to Him. Laws and...