Advent: Waiting for Treasure

Advent: Waiting for Treasure

December 1 marked the beginning of Advent this year on the Christian Church calendar. Advent. The season of anticipation, of expectation. We take time to remember how Mary and Joseph awaited the birth of Jesus. This chosen couple knew their son was special, but they...
How to Deal With a Bully

How to Deal With a Bully

Cyber bullying has made the headlines in recent years. As if bullies were a new phenomenon. But bullying is as old as the first family’s existence. The Bible only details the final showdown, but I imagine Cain and Abel had several go-rounds over the years. The boys...
5 Avenues of God’s Love in Our Lives

5 Avenues of God’s Love in Our Lives

I was supposed to be a Christian, growing up in a family who went to church. Mom, Dad, and four kids. I earned pins for Sunday School attendance. I believed in Jesus as the Savior of the world. And yet. Something was missing. An indefinable empty space. My rebellious...
Our Power to Save

Our Power to Save

Whenever I pick up The Bronze Bow, a beautiful novel by Elizabeth George Speare, another vital life lesson strikes home. I used to read it every year to my fifth grade class. And every year, I couldn’t make it through the whole book without breaking down into tears...
Maybe Today

Maybe Today

“I’ve prayed and prayed, and God doesn’t answer.” How many times have I heard that from frustrated people? I have voiced the same complaint. Faith and hope beckon to me with peaceful smiles on one side of an abyss while disappointment sighs and resentment scowls on...

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