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Rioting. What Would Jesus Say?

Rioting. Looting. Burning. That’s what it takes to make change, according to some. Are there circumstances when resorting to violence is the right thing to do?  Our nation is on fire again. In the last several days, violent and peaceful protests are taking place in every state in our country following George Floyd’s shocking death

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Easter: The Story Behind the Story

Well, we certainly find ourselves celebrating Resurrection Sunday like we never have before, that is, from a distance! But are we? Maybe during this COVID-19 pandemic, this Resurrection Sunday has us closer to our Lord and more interested in His story of being raised from the dead than we’ve ever been before. At a time

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The Ordinary Sparrow, Not the Beautiful Cardinal

I love the view from my comfortable “ole” recliner. I don’t even have to move my head to see the birdfeeder Phyllis’ dad built for us. I merely lift my eyes from my laptop computer and can enjoy an array of our feathered friends: bright red cardinals, gorgeous gold finches, brilliant vermillion flycatchers, tiny hummingbirds,

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We Were Atheists Until Yesterday.

 “We who were atheists until yesterday, now pray to God for peace”    In these challenging times, can you say with the song writer, “It is well with my soul”? When hard times come, we instantly check to see if we can say, “It is well with my finances, my loved ones, my job, my

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In Out-of-Control Times, What You CAN Control .

Joni Eareckson Tada was only 17 when she lost control of almost everything. She dove into shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and her life was totally changed in seconds. The accident left her quadriplegic, paralyzed from her shoulders down. She lost her desire to live and almost committed suicide. For years, she suffered more

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Coronavirus, “Why God?”

Coronavirus, “Why God?”

The seriousness of the Coronavirus is understandably raising some obvious questions. “Why?  Why is God allowing such a terrible thing to happen? If God is so powerful and loving, why doesn’t He protect innocent children and adults from suffering and dying?”     Anytime such horrible and uncontrollable tragedies strike, our desire for help with these

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