Dress Code in Effect

Why do we feel that everything is negotiable? When invited to a wedding, is the invited permitted to determine the date, time, venue, and nuptial garments? Certainly, those invited have a choice to determine whether they will attend, they make preparations to journey to the ceremonial site, and they make the effort to get there.  ButContinue reading “Dress Code in Effect”

Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War

Spiritual warfare comes to every believer regardless of how we react; it is unavoidable. With believers dedicating so much effort to walking in love and living quiet, peaceable lives, some might wonder why battles find them. It seems to me that as long as we are living in this body, battles will come looking for usContinue reading “Two Kingdoms, Two Women, One War”

Born to Run Against Horses

Do you believe God is who He says He is? How can you be assured of your eternity with Him without believing what He has said about Himself and you? When we try to explain God’s ways through human reason, we often are confronted by Scriptures that seem contradictory or are opposed to common sense;Continue reading “Born to Run Against Horses”

Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup”

Lately, we have been doing a great deal of our shopping online. Whether we have opted for delivery or curbside pick up, we deliberately: chose items; determined how we would possess them; and, then paid in advance. This purchase activity at a macro-level represents a process description of what the Almighty God did when HeContinue reading “Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup””

Before the Night

When contemplating Christ’s horrendous suffering, I find it difficult not to think about whether I could endure such affliction for people I love; never mind for antagonists. Two factors immediately come to mind: enduring pain and facing physical death. Neither thought is pleasant, especially because God created us with the innate desire to live! Depending on whatContinue reading “Before the Night”

Fear Not! The LORD Almighty Reigns

Do you think the world is going crazy? Although, it seems as though humanity has been here before. You know the history of various empires and nations: they are birthed through conquest;  rise in prosperity with a common set of values;  then only to incur demise through a downward spiral of wickedness where too muchContinue reading “Fear Not! The LORD Almighty Reigns”

The Message in a Body

Scripture in the book of Isaiah contains such a beautiful prophecy about the promised Messiah purposely born to establish His Kingdom on the throne of David forever; His name – God; His rule – justice; He is Wonderful, Counselor, and the Prince of Peace.  Rabbis and Jewish writers like Elie Wiesel have long maintained thereContinue reading “The Message in a Body”