Friday is for Heart Songs Reading with the Pastor Luke 21 and Psalm 103 Today’s reading is 38 verses in Luke but it is the first four verses that have captured me. See if they don’t do the same for you. Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor … More The Widow’s Large Gift
Reading with the Pastor James 3 and Psalm 56-57 As a teacher, it is hard for me to get past verse 1 of chapter 3 in the letter of James. “Let not many of you become teachers, my brothers, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” There is a weight that any teacher … More How is it Possible to Write Without Pain?
Friday is for Heart Songs Reading with the Pastor Matthew 12 and Psalm 18:1-30 The disciples and Jesus both fall under the criticism of the Pharisees. The Pharisees think they can battle Jesus with interpretations of Jewish law. Bad idea. Jesus turns the tables by quoting the example of David against their legalistic forbidding and then puts … More He is Able
Here is a great piece of history rescued from the ashes of World War II of a day when the church stood for righteousness in the face of fascist evil. Read it and rejoice in the wonder of what God can do when believers stand on the faith they profess against all odds. The following comes … More Some History I Didn’t Know
I was driving back from Illinois in a rented truck to my new home in South Carolina. Talk radio and country music stations were all I could get and I was tired of both. So I turned the radio off and started praying for my kids and the kids of a former staff member from … More What if Teardrops are Blessings?
“We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.” Madeleine L’Engle. “O God, give me grace to … More Haunting Quotes Filled with Truth
On a morning when we woke up to yet another tragedy in Dallas, … On another morning when we were reminded that justice and peace are far from us, … On yet another day when our hope and confidence in the direction of our country has been shaken to the core, … Would you take … More Praise God with Me