Posted in Christian Living Suffering and Grief

Walking Through the Valleys

As I walked through the valleys of abuse, unfairness, pain, depression, loss and grief in my own life, nothing has been more important to me than remembering the Lord’s promises and listening to the words of comfort that He shares with us in His word. Some of them have come…

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Posted in Christian Living Getting to Know God

Trusting God

What does the Bible say about trusting God? Is there ever a time in which “trusting” could be too risky? What about false trust? A Matter of Faith Let’s begin by reading Hebrews 11:1-40. It is a passage about faith (our inner or spiritual trust in God and God’s Word)….

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A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day. It is a day that carries great meaning for many people, but also a day some seem to ignore, as if it was a secondary holiday of little importance. While many celebrate it, and spend it volunteering to help others, some keep working…

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A Glimpse Into Eternity

Some things in life are just like watching a movie — you cannot fully understand the end unless you first see the beginning. In a sense, understanding what God has in store for us is similar.  We need to take a look at the beginning to understand the full impact…

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Posted in Getting to Know God Suffering and Grief

A Christmas Hope

It’s Christmas … a time traditionally connected with celebrations and cheers. This time, however, it’s different — quite different. So many families have empty places at their tables, a sad reminder of loved ones lost. Others fear that soon they may not even have a table to gather around any…

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To Mask or Not to Mask? That Is a Spiritual Question!

Something strange and surreal is happening all around us. In the current surge, the pandemic has killed more people every day than the attack at Pearl Harbor or on 9/11. Yet, some people somehow still believe that the coronavirus does not exist. They believe that the figures we hear in…

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Posted in Christian Living Christianity at Work

When What You Do Becomes Who You Are

We have all done it. As we introduce ourselves we state our name, followed in short sequence by our profession. It is a common way of speaking, but for some it represents something much deeper: their actual identity. Our jobs are an important part of our lives. It is by…

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Posted in Christian Living Relationships

Women Are Not Objects!

National and international news have been showing a significant increase in cases of domestic violence, especially against women. We know that domestic violence is not the exclusive problem of men. It is perpetrated by women as well. However, we have seen a very concerning trend in the objectification of women…

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Posted in Christian Discipleship Christian Living Dealing with Sin Relationships

The Value of Truth

A very serious and worrisome trend has emerged in our society. It is a trend that has influenced many people, including Christians and a number of church leaders as well. It is a trend that moves people to compromise with one of the most important values of the Christian faith,…

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COVID-19: A Month Later

We live in uncertain times! We heard this buzz phrase thousands of times in this season of COVID-19. Still, there is truth in it. Everything seems uncertain, except for the stress we face, the financial difficulties, and the daily reports and promises. We all feel it in one way or…

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Posted in Christian Living Getting to Know God Relationships

What Is the True Spirit of Christmas?

“It’s Christmas!” I remember this joyful cry from when I was a child. It brings back memories of family life, of excitement and anticipation for the gifts we would receive, and of sumptuous and festive meals. But as the memories flow through time, it brings back sadness as well. It…

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Posted in Christian Living The Church

I Have a Confession to Make…

I have a confession to make. I look around, and see so much hype about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and who knows what else.

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A Lesson on Faith

Can someone’s approach to faith actually be self-centered? What causes us to question our own faith when the circumstances of life are particularly difficult? Have you ever found yourself echoing the words of the apostles, when they asked Jesus, “increase our faith”? I know I have. In Luke 17:5 we…

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A Birthplace of Creativity

If you have read Edith Schaeffer’s book What Is A Family? you will probably agree that it belongs among the masterpieces, and is certainly one of the most inspiring and useful books about the concept of family that you can find. A new reading of chapter three, however, can provide…

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Stress Management

Stress — in many ways an unavoidable effect of living — could be the very thing that is slowly killing you. We hear about it all the time, and we experience its detrimental effects. In some cases we may even be unknowingly looking for it. Yet, few really understand it,…

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