What’s New in Your Life?

            I’ve never been too keen on making New Year’s resolutions. I suppose they work for some people. The difficulty, of course, is keeping them even for a few weeks or a few months. The standard joke is that New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. So if you can keep any resolution […]

Christmas Peace—and How to Have It

  Every Christmas world leaders urgently call for peace. Church pastors and Christians everywhere—and even people who don’t talk to God much throughout the year—pray earnestly for peace. Who wouldn’t want peace between nations, peace in their country, peace with their neighbors, and peace in their own lives? Especially at Christmas. But peace, even personal […]

Don’t Let Fear Ruin Your Life

In our world today fear has reached epidemic proportions. And the United States is no stranger to this horrible and sad state of our existence. It starts with politics. The far left wants us to fear the far right with tales of violent extremists ready to pounce on America, taking away all of our rights. […]

When Life Gets You Down, Trust Our Faithful God

Carol rushed into my office, her face red and angry, screaming a loud accusation at me before I even had time to utter a prayer. “You said my mother would get better, but she’s gotten worse! If she doesn’t have heart surgery she’s going to die!” As the words she hurled at me on an […]

God’s Help Is on the Way

               It had been raining lightly for twenty minutes as my wife and I were on our way to church for a mid-week ministry. The traffic light changed to red as we neared an intersection. But when I applied the brakes the car did not stop and we started sliding through the intersection. God’s […]

You Are God’s Beloved!

                Did you know that you are God’s beloved? Many Christians do not. Most Christians will talk about God’s love for them even though they sometimes have a difficult time believing he really loves them. Especially when trials and disappointments come their way. Still, most Christians will freely talk about the love of […]

The Blessings of Trusting God Almighty

The Blessings of Trusting God Almighty   We live in dangerous and uncertain times. I’m not sure when the world was not like that, except in the period Jesus lived. There was relative peace then, known as the Pax Romana, the peace of the Roman empire, even in Israel. But world peace has always been […]

What to Do If You Question Your Faith in Christ

                The headlines unmercifully scream at us, jarring our senses:  “CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN LOSES FAITH.” “CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST CAUGHT IN SEX SCANDAL.”             What a shock!             Another Christian celebrity renounces his faith in Christ and leaves the Church because he no longer believes. Another Christian celebrity—who we all thought was a model of Christianity […]