It’s Broken

A few months ago, I was cooking dinner in our kitchen and the plate I was going to put the food on slipped out of my hand, and fell to the countertop. You are probably thinking, “Oh no! The plate broke.” I wish the plate would’ve shattered into one hundred pieces! Instead, the plate hit … More It’s Broken

Fellowship & Love

Have you experienced the blessing of spending time with friends – perhaps in your ABF or Life Group? These conversations can be encouraging and minister deeply to our hearts. I also love those informal gatherings when a group of friends spends time together. Recently, we spent an evening with friends and all of us took … More Fellowship & Love

Lips, Tongue, Words

Children are very entertaining. Their smiles, laughter, words, and silly faces bring delight to those who are watching. Recently we have seen numerous photos of two famous children—Prince George and Princess Charlotte—and the captions give hints about the words spoken or the meaning of their facial expressions. A few months ago, one photo of Princess … More Lips, Tongue, Words

Masterpiece

Do you have a summer project list? Some friends are cleaning out closets, organizing the kids’ toys, painting the front porch, and creating a new patio. Projects require our attention and focus. We are able to use our gifts, talents, and creativity as we work to complete our project. It is gratifying to sit back … More Masterpiece

Am I Listening?

Growing up in the northern mountains of Pennsylvania, my brothers and I would play outside after school each day. We had a large backyard and beyond that was a thickly wooded hillside. Various friends would show up and we would play games or run around in the woods. When it was time for dinner, my … More Am I Listening?

His Grace is Sufficient

When Paul went to Corinth, he preached in the synagogue for about 18 months (50-51 AD). The new fledgling church was birthed from the synagogue ministry and corrupt and sinful people were receiving the free gift of eternal life. “With its cultural diversity, wealth, paganism and infamous debauchery, Corinth was perhaps not the place onlookers … More His Grace is Sufficient

A Shepherd from Tekoa

The book of Amos, like most prophetic books, is comprised of messages of judgment and messages of blessing. Judgment comes when we live life our own way and seek pleasure over God’s purposes for us. Blessing comes when we “Seek the Lord” (5:4, 6, 14) and live according to His ways. Amos was a “herdsman” … More A Shepherd from Tekoa

The Way of Escape

When I think of examples of temptation in the Bible, two men quickly come to my mind. First, I think of King David who looked across the rooftops in his capital city of Jerusalem and allowed his eyes to gaze on the beautiful woman, Bathsheba (the wife of Uriah). Then, I think of the young … More The Way of Escape