HEADS UP!

One of the teachers of the law . . . asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your...

TRUST

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000002299 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000002282 Reflections on Psalm 56: I need Your mercy, my God. People who hate me are breathing down my neck. Their attacks on me never let up. They think they're better than me,...

SING!

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000002625 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000002608 Reflections on Psalm 96: Let your heart sing a new song to the Lord today -- a song fitting for a new day in His presence, as fresh as a new dawn, full of awareness of...

A-MAZING!

Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. Surely the righteous will never be shaken . . . They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure,...

“IT’S NOT FAIR!”

Read Matthew 20:1-16 “ 'Those who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.' “But he answered one of them, 'I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn't you...

THE RELUCTANT BRIDE

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000004249 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000004232 For your Maker is your husband -- the Lord Almighty is his name . . . (Isa 54:6) I promised you as a bride to one husband, to Christ . . . (2 Cor 11:2) Reflections on...

THE HEALING

“. . . My Father is always at his work . . .” (John 5:17) Allan, the pastor leading our mission trip to Cuba, had just spoken to a large congregation in downtown Santiago that evening, his sermon translated line-by-line by his local friend, Rigo. After the service,...

SIGNS OF SPRING

The view from my window is beautiful: a pristine white landscape, softly-coated branches, snow falling gently in fat fluffy flakes. The only hitch is that I'm ready for a whole other kind of beauty – the green landscape kind, the branches-festooned-with-blossoms kind....

THE EXCHANGE

On Friday, March 23, an ISIS supporter launched a terrorist attack in the French town of Thebes. After highjacking a car and killing a passenger, he went to a supermarket. There he killed a staff member and a customer and wounded a dozen others, before taking a female...

AN UNEXPECTED ANSWER

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000006980 StartFragment:0000000534 EndFragment:0000006963 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your...