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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Posted in Christian Discipleship Christian Living Getting to Know God

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 Christian Discipleship Christian Living

Happy New Year!

Last night, at the stroke of midnight, we welcomed in a new year.  Isn’t it thought provoking that we always enter a new year in the middle of the night, in the darkness?  Last week we celebrated Christmas, the birth of the Savior of the world.  He was born into…

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Posted in Christian Living Relationships

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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Posted in Christian Living Getting to Know God Suffering and Grief

What the World Needs Now

In the mid 1960s a very plaintive song was written, pleading with God for more love for everyone in the world. The title of the song was, What the World Needs Now is Love. It decried the many problems of the day as more than enough to last for all…

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Posted in Christian Living Dealing with Sin Relationships

Infectious Transmissions from a Broken World

by Eric E. Peterson Some infectious diseases are especially virulent, resistant to the best treatments we have available.  Being a new strain, we are still learning about the behavior, mutations, and transmission of the novel Coronavirus.  Fortunately, we have highly-skilled epidemiologists working hard to develop a vaccine which will inoculate…

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Posted in Christian Living

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 Dealing with Sin Suffering and Grief

A Message of Hope

Bewildered?  Feeling lost, isolated and alone?  If you feel this way, keep reading, for there is hope! If your life is full of uncertainty and the path ahead of you is shrouded in fog and mist, you are not alone. Perhaps, like many, you cannot see any recognizable landmarks. The…

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Merry Christmas, World!!

It’s Christmas!  For Christians it is a joyous time of year!  A time of celebration in remembrance of the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus the Christ.  A little over 2000 years ago, God stepped into time and into the universe He had created, as a human baby. …

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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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