The Power of Love and Forgiveness

Throughout our lives, we will have many opportunities to hold hard feelings against someone. Friends, family, or strangers may slander our name, deceitfully deal with us, or even physically harm us. Our first instinct is to go on the defense and become bitter. We would love to see those people pay for what they did. … Continue reading The Power of Love and Forgiveness

God’s Cookie Plate

When you go to a special event or someone’s home for dinner, it’s not unusual to for a plate of cookies to be present. Cookies are a crowd’s favorite. They may come in all sorts of shapes and sizes—some with frosting, sprinkles, or chocolate chips. Regardless of their flavor, they’re sure to disappear. They’re just … Continue reading God’s Cookie Plate

Nothing Without Him

I recently read an article about a young woman who broke the world record for hurdling. Pictures in the article show her crying and kneeling afterward, moved by her accomplishment. But what I love the most is that in the following interviews, she gave all the glory to God, acknowledging that her achievement was based … Continue reading Nothing Without Him

18 Reasons Not to Fear

God has told you not to fear. Besides simply acting in obedience, why shouldn’t you fear? What reason do you have to believe God will do His part? The following are reasons why you can confidently be fearless—reasons only God can provide! He is your God and banner of victory (Isaiah 41:10, Exodus 17:15). He … Continue reading 18 Reasons Not to Fear

Mercy at Church

Mercy is defined as not getting what you deserve.  We have all needed and appreciated it at one time or another.  Generally, what preceded it was something that required justice, a punishment for what we deserved.  One such story is found in John 8:2-11: Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and … Continue reading Mercy at Church

A Hero Named Dalo

This photo and article clip was featured in the Voice Of The Martyrs magazine. I wonder, could most ADULT Christians be this spiritually mature when faced with hardship? Someone taught this little boy well...and he listened. “One of our brothers affected by this [Nigerian] attack with 8-year-old was Dalo. Everyone in his family was killed … Continue reading A Hero Named Dalo