Where is Your Hope?

Where is Your Hope?

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 I’ve been thinking about that last phrase lately—about “the rest, who have no hope.” We humans need hope. Our world is full of pain, suffering, […]

An Unusual Gratitude

An Unusual Gratitude

A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19 Every year, my family and I spend the month of November writing down what we are thankful for. In the beginning, when we lived far away from home in the Arab world, I simply cut the paper which […]

God Is Fighting For Our Behalf

God Is Fighting For Our Behalf

Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people […]

People Watch Us When We’re At Our Worst

People Watch Us When We’re At Our Worst

We’re the only Bible some folks ever read. Anonymous   When we think of that saying, we prepare our minds to put on our best manners. No road rage. Smile when a frustrated shopper yells. Be honest in business dealings. Hard as all those things are, my pastor reminded me today of something even harder. […]

What We Really Need

What We Really Need

…For Your heavenly father knows that you need all these things. Matthew 6:32b Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up with life and forget that the Lord knows what we need. It’s not even so much that He knows we need food and clothing, but the deeper heart of our Father to provide. He knows […]