Boxes. We all have them. Some of them are physical storage spaces in our closets and back rooms. Some contain a questionable assortment of junk that should have gone to the thrift store long ago. Other boxes contain keepsakes that we dare not dispose of lest in a sentimental moment we want to pull them … Continue reading Break That Box!
In February 2015, twenty-one Christian young men were marched onto a stretch of Libyan beach. They were forced to kneel in the sand while their captors, dressed in black, stood above them with knives in hand. For refusing to deny their faith, they were pushed to the ground and viciously beheaded. So many details could … Continue reading The Weapon of Worship
It’s so easy in our culture to get noticed. We can become famous within days by simply joining a contest. Our faces can appear on Internet, TV screens, and Facebook, whether we’ve won the contest or not. We can go from obscurity to fame because our gifts and talents are suddenly made known to the … Continue reading One Humble Gift at a Time
Doors. We all have them. In fact, most of us have many doors. Our homes have closet doors, bedroom doors, bathroom doors, and front doors. Our garages have giant doors, and our sheds have small doors. Some doors are painted brightly, while others blend in with the white door jams. Some have triangular windows, and … Continue reading Doors
Love. We all want it and can’t live without it. We seek it, idolize it, and make it our life’s goal. But do we know what we’re really looking for? Is that object we call “love” really what we’re expecting? Love is depicted in many ways in the world. We see movies, novels, and dating … Continue reading Love Is a Verb
Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Immanuel means "God with us." Had Jesus not chosen to be with us, salvaton would not be ours today. Yet he humbled Himself to the point of life on … Continue reading Here With Us