Real or Not?

What is real? These days, answering this question could be harder than you think. Edgar Allan Poe coined the famous line, “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” That was 175 years ago. Today, the ratio

Coronavirus and the Bible

The apostle John wrote these words to Gauis in 3 John 1:2:“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” And so, in this time of global crisis, more than

An Outrageous Love

Newspaper columnist and minister George Crane tells of a wife who came into his office full of hatred toward her husband. “I do not only want to get rid of him, I want to get even. Before I divorce him,

Under the Good Shepherd

Are you an animal lover? If so, maybe you can relate to this post a little bit more. In our modern society, most of the animals we keep are just pets. But for ages in the past, and even until

The Help We Don’t Need

Church attendance is going out of style across America. The latest research shows that church attendance has been on the decline for a number of years, and fewer and fewer people have any religious affiliation. Predictably connected with this decline

Reflecting His Image

Do many of you like to go outside at night? I do, at least sometimes. Where we live, way out in the woods and far from town, the dark nights can seem almost pitch black. But often, there is a

Christmas All Year Long

Christmas 2019 is past. It’s over. The gifts have been unwrapped. The meal was eaten. For many, the family has gone, and we are back to work. It’s such a shame, really. All the excitement. The preparation, the anticipation. And

The Coming Child

I’ve always loved the Christmas season. Perhaps it is the fond memories from the childhood—the memories of family and friends, gathered around the dinning table. Of cold winter evenings, snuggled by the fire. Perhaps it’s the festive lights, or the

Hope for Christmas

Christmas. It’s always such a jolly time of year. The carols and songs—what heart wouldn’t be cheered by the joy of this season? And yet for many, it comes with a note of sadness. Perhaps now, like no other time,

Opposite Hearts

Though I’ve never been a parent, and certainly never a mother, I wanted to share these words from the heart of a mother, because I believe they capture the essence of today’s message so well: One day as I was