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Which Church is the True Church?

Will the real church please stand up? There are so many denominations and non-denominational churches, all teaching something just a little different, or placing more importance on one thing over another; it is almost a full-time job trying to figure out which is true and which is false. We have ...

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My Soul is Crying Out

In one way or another , we all are hurting. Just because your hurt is not the same as your neighbor’s doesn’t mean you are not. So many times we are hurting but we hide it by staying busy, make-up, smiling faces or whatever it may be to keep it hid. ...

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Help Me To The End Of My Sin

“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” — Lamentations 3:21-23 Hope is given to us, for hope is needed as the battle against sin still rages within ...

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Re-defining Truth?

The attempt at re-defining truth is a part of our culture today.  But try as one might, those unconditional truths found in God’s Word will remain the same. One man who based his life’s work on the truths found in the Bible was Noah Webster. Well educated, Webster held several ...

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The Value of the Gospel of Grace

Grace! “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…”  But is it possible that, too often, Christians take it for granted? The gospel and grace are directly linked together and cannot be separated. I call this the gospel of grace. There are those who want to lessen the value of grace. A stern ...

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God’s Final Words

An old cemetery sits in the middle of the city today, but it was once a rural setting where families in grief could spend an afternoon at the graveside of a lost loved-one. The section set aside for babies and small children was dotted with blankets on Sunday afternoons as ...

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Why Is There Evil If God Is Good?

If God is good, why is there evil? I think we have a hard time answering this question because we take a human-centered view of it instead of a God-centered one. When we see a horrific crime, our emotions get worked up and we focus on the victim or the ...

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Even Jesus Appreciated a “Thank You”

The thank you note seems to be a lost art in today’s busy society, but it was once considered the only appropriate response to acknowledge a kindness. During the 19th century, even the receipt of a letter to update one on your family’s well-being or recent travels was reciprocated with ...

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Facing a Storm? He Knows the Way You Take

On Sunday, April 14, 1935, a massive dust storm struck the Great Plains.  Caught in its grip were  unsuspecting farmers caring for their livestock and faithful church-goers attending worship services. The “Black Blizzard’ suffocated jackrabbits and dropped whole flocks of birds from a pitch-black sky.  Residents spoke later of being ...

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