Hope In the Twinkling of an Eye

Image from http://hewillbeback.org/2012/09/in-twinkling-of-eye.html "Behold! I tell you a mystery. we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put... Continue Reading →


"Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the... Continue Reading →

Word for the Weekend: Accord

Besides being a popular automobile model, an accord is an agreement, treaty or contract. When nations at war come to terms with one another they create a peace treaty, or peace accord. It is a statement that they agree to certain terms, which, when kept, ensure continued peace. Of course, an accord can be initiated... Continue Reading →


On paper it looks so simple. "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:37-39). And "As you wish that others would do... Continue Reading →

What Did You Just Say???

You can hardly turn on the television or check your social media these days without hearing about some famous mucky-muck who said something vulgar, inappropriate, or just incredibly stupid. We respond with shock as though we have never had a slip of the tongue or hurt someone's feelings with our words. Yet the truth of... Continue Reading →


A single mother huddles closely with her two children, aged 3 and 5, in the backseat of a minivan. A holey blanket wrapped tightly around them is the only thing between them and the bitter cold. Everything they own is in that vehicle. As her children shiver in their sleep, tummies growling, she prays with... Continue Reading →

Ministering Spirits

Just as in Jesus's day, where the Pharisees and Sadducees  couldn't agree about the existence of angels, people still argue. Some cite their own experiences of miraculous interventions as proof that angels exist; while others argue that there are simple explanations, or chance, that can offer explanations for said "miracles." Scripture is hardly silent about... Continue Reading →

Hope in the Midst of Despair

"But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you... Continue Reading →


"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6 ESV). Do you ever feel as though you're just spinning your wheels? I know that visitors to my home have felt that way while attempting to climb... Continue Reading →

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