What Do You Hope For

For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that…

October 13 – A Life Worthy

He still struggles with the same doubts and questions just like anybody else would have in his position. He gets hungry and cold and tired just like the rest of us. He faces temptations and struggles that we can all empathize with. But what Frodo doesn’t do…

In With The New

O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them. (Isaiah 25:1) Read: Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18 Relate: Moving to Binghamton the first time (nearly twenty years ago) was a bit of a big deal for me. It…

September 2 – Meaningless

What is obviously, blatantly true with regards to phone games and classroom decorations is just as true with other things for which people are deadly serious. Honestly, fifty years from now it won’t much matter which… person… is elected president in the coming American election.

Royalty For A Reason

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9) Read: Ezekiel 45:13 – 46:24, 1 Peter 1:13 –…

Acts 6:2-4 (One Thing Well)

So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility. Then we apostles can…

The Ten C’s

I’ve read recently that those claiming to be “spiritual but not religious” are actually performing an act of linguistic terrorism. They are placing themselves in a position where they can snipe and criticize others while avoiding any stand of their own. In the desire to feel good about themselves, they are also avoiding any attempt at truth.

In The Light

Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me…

Reflection on Seeds and Dying

Jesus replied, “Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. Those who love their life in…