This post was written shortly after a dear friend of mine lost her 5th child in 2014. We wept together again last month when she lost her 6th child in 2015. Pastor Scott's sermon came to mind again. Last week was one of mourning for me. A very dear friend of mine miscarried her 5th… Continue reading Weep with those who weep.
Historically speaking, tonight is a preparation or the anticipation of a major historic event for the Christian world. It is not about decor around the house, or the tree being lit, or even the gifts under the tree. It is about the Messiah, who had been promised to God's covenant people. A promise given back… Continue reading Mary Did You Know?
The second week of Advent is joy! It is the Advent season and many of us are rushing around to finalize our gift purchases and wrapping them. I also don't believe I am alone in finding myself caught up in the scurrying and flurrying motions, while I lose sight of why I am doing… Continue reading Advent: Joy
The Right Man on Our Side “Behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.” (Luke 22:31-32) Satan wanted Peter to fall, and fall he would (v. 34), but Christ had prayed for him that victory would come. The… Continue reading Who Is On Your Side?
Did you know that the birth of Jesus fulfills a promise made by God to His people? Way back in Genesis 3:15, God promises that the seed of the woman would bruise the head of the serpent. That seed was an intended savior who would redeem, once and for all, the children of God. It… Continue reading Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Reclaiming Sunday Morning Have you ever felt attacked by Satan? Have you ever lived the struggle of Romans 8, desperately wanting to do what is right and good in God’s eyes but being tripped up by temptation and falling into sin? I have. Romans 8 is a great reminder for all of us that ‘to… Continue reading Reclaim Sunday Morning
Remember, life is a series of hellos, goodbyes and hellos. ~Norman H. Wright (Those in Grief: A Guide to Help You Care for Others) The military life is a rough one in many respects, and I must confess that saying "goodbye" every few years has been the absolutely worst part for me. I hate saying… Continue reading Here Comes Goodbye