Courageous Hope in a Culture of Fear

Mass shootings. Abducted children. Exploited women. Random violence. Political correctness. Foreign threats. Domestic terror. All of these issues seem to be foisted upon the child of God with such rapid-fire succession that it takes your breath away. The gospel you sang about on Sunday seems to evaporate into mist by Monday’s commute. Even the in the midst of […]

Practice What You Pray

The wind swirled the pregnant clouds overhead as rain lightly tapped my window. My knees were nestled in the brown carpet of our bedroom as I stole away for a time of private intercession. In a home with four small children, these moments are few and precious. Amidst fluttering thoughts, the Lord gave me grace […]

Grace in Autumn

The late October wind lashed the north side of the meager thatched-roof parsonage as the weary preacher struggled to find words with which to offer thanks for his single piece of rye bread and cup of day-old coffee. There he sat, with bony elbows planted firmly on the top of the small cedar table and […]