First Things

First Things

Today I would like to call your attention to three short sayings of Jesus. These sayings are found in the 9th chapter of the Gospel according to St. Luke, verses 57 to 62. “As Jesus and his disciples traveled along they met a man on the road who said to him, “I will...
These Words

These Words

In the book of Deuteronomy, after laying out a beautiful way of life, God instructs us, “You shall write these words of mine in your heart and soul and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as emblem on your forehead… Write them on the door posts of...
One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

Modern archeologists uncovered something very peculiar about the ancient Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Apparently, the southern set of stairs – where pilgrims would ascend to the temple – were an engineering mess! The rise and stretch of the steps varied tremendously –...
You Matter To God!

You Matter To God!

In a PEANUTS comic strip, Lucy has set up in her psychiatric booth, and Charlie Brown is sharing his problems with her. “Sometimes I ask myself questions,” he begins. “Sometimes I ask myself, ‘Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film? Is my life a...
Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

You know the old saying isn’t true: Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me! The truth is that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may break my heart, take the gleam out of my eye, the pep out of my step, the heart out of my...
I Am with You

I Am with You

It’s striking that four times in the first chapter of the book of Joshua, Joshua is told to be strong and courageous. Four times! Of course, God knew that tough times were coming, and God knew what it would take to get through it! Be strong and courageous! However,...
Where Do We Turn?

Where Do We Turn?

Journalist Bob Garfield has often reported on the eccentric and unique features of human nature. In 1992, Garfield spent some time in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he met people from all walks of life who were trying to find healing or wholeness through things such as...
Inspire!

Inspire!

There is a story about a homeless man named Tom who has had a rough life. He suffered from addictions and was in and out of many shelters. Finally one night, Tom found himself at a Christian worship service and he came to faith in Christ. After that night, his whole...
Of All The Duties

Of All The Duties

Christian author Henri Nouwen, once told about a time when he was going to a monastery for a retreat. The monks at that monastery observed vows of silence and the retreat was to be meditative and prayerful. Nouwen was delayed and had to arrive late on a rainy night...
He Is Risen

He Is Risen

Dr. George Sweeting tells a story about an event that took place in Russia in the 1920s. Communist leader Nikolai Bukharin was sent from Moscow to address an anti-God rally in Kiev. For an hour, he took apart the Christian faith – ridiculed it. He spoke until it...