Advent – Good News of Great Joy!

According to the world, the goal of life is to achieve happiness. Messages abound insisting we can and should be happy. But what if I told you settling for happiness would be selling yourself short? Happiness is volatile. The slightest shift in circumstances can derail it and the goal for achieving it always seems to … Continue reading Advent – Good News of Great Joy!

Advent – Peace: Jesus’ Gift to You

Today the world collectively longs for peace. A global pandemic frightens us. Racial injustice angers us. Political unrest divides us. Two thousand years ago Jesus entered a world that also longed for peace. God’s people had gone for generations without hearing from Him. War and upheaval had weakened their resolve. They had been influenced by … Continue reading Advent – Peace: Jesus’ Gift to You

Advent – Hope is on the Horizon

On a day when hope seemed lost, Jesus Christ the Messiah was born!   The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it. – John 1:5 NLT I love Christmas lights! I love to drive through my neighborhood at night and see the festive glow of holiday cheer. Or to settle … Continue reading Advent – Hope is on the Horizon

Do You Still Trust Me?

Though he falls he will not be overwhelmed because the Lord holds his hand. – Psalm 37:24 CSB Not in my lifetime have things seemed so uncertain. What does the future of the country look like? Will we or someone we love get sick? If we do, will we survive? Will we lose our job? … Continue reading Do You Still Trust Me?

Regardless of What Happens Next

If elections teach us anything, it is that we cannot put our hopes in any human being. Our candidate may lose and crush our hopes, or he may win and fail to live up to them. After all, he is only human. During the ugliness of this election and the uncertainty of what the country … Continue reading Regardless of What Happens Next