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Spiritual Muscle Memory

Ted, a devout Christian, recently left home with plenty of time to get to his prayer meeting. He didn’t have far to drive. His short drive came to a grinding halt when he encountered an elderly woman blocking traffic. She seemed to have stopped her car in the middle of the road for no reason.…

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For What Purpose Were We Saved?

As Christians we have been taught that Jesus came to save us from our sins.  1 Timothy 1:15 states the following, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” John 3:17 gives us this assurance, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might…

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More Precious Than Gold

Imagine for a moment that a very wealthy and extraordinarily generous person decides to give you a onetime gift of gold with no strings attached. Envision a pallet stacked high with millions of dollars of gold bars delivered to your home and dropped off in your driveway. Unfortunately, before you take steps to protect it,…

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Jumping The Line

Have you ever been standing in line for a long time, when suddenly one or several people jump in line in front of you? How does it make you feel? The act of jumping in line, also known as butting, barging, or skipping in line, is the act of entering a queue or line at…

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The Peace Train-Harmony Challenge

History shows us that the 1960s were a tumultuous and divisive decade marked by the civil rights movement, antiwar protests, and political assassinations. This difficult time inspired many song writers to produce songs about peace. Today, we are facing similar unrest and upheaval.  Inspired by these old songs, I am inviting you to join me…

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Living Radically

What does it mean to be “radical?” Most people perceive radicalism as something bad or evil. Today a radical person is frequently called a terrorist. We think of a radical as someone who exhibits crazy, unstable behavior. So, is being radical a bad thing?  What if I told you that Jesus was a radical? What…

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Fear of Whom and What

If I were to ask, “What scares you most,” what would your answer be? Fortunately, most of us do not wake up each day fearing the possibility of bodily harm or of being killed, although some of you might. Most people contend with some type of fear. Fears, real or perceived, paralyze and cause inaction.…

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Preaching The Risen Christ

Today, around the world, there are a too many different religions to count. Many of them preach peace and justice. Some offer a variety of self-help philosophies. Many care for the poor and needy. Yet, only one, holds at its core the proclamation of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. We are called through baptism,…

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The Greatest Love Story

Through the years, one love story stands out above all others as the greatest love story ever told. In fact, this is the story upon which all other love stories are based. It is a story of compassion, tenderness, heroism, never ending commitment, and selfless sacrifice. This ageless story is about a man who gives…

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The Healing Power of Touch

Thousands of heart-rending situations are occurring around the world where the Covid-19 virus is separating loved ones from each other in their time of need. One such account, was the story of Gene and Dorothy Campbell who have been together for 60 years. Gene, age 89, who had the corona virus, was isolated inside the…

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