Guest Writer: Promise of Peace

My heart is troubled. No. It’s deeper than my heart. It’s in my bones. In the depths of my soul.A constant ache of anxiety.A constant gnawing. Impending doom. I look around.Friends struggling. Money is tight.Friends praying. Healing just out of reach.Friends doing. Striving towards the next achievement.Friends worrying. Will it get better? When? I look around.Friends helping….

Share Button

Guest Writer: Mending a Broken Relationship

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1 NIV Peace. It’s what we all long for and usually think of as something we experience when everything runs smoothly in our lives or when our household finally quiets down from all the noise and…

Share Button

Guest Writer: Invitation to Forgive

“Come, let’s settle this,” says the LORD.“Though your sins are scarlet,they will be as white as snow;though they are crimson red,they will be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 CSB “If we confess our sins,He is faithful and righteousto forgive us our sins andto cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 CSB Our challenge: to forgive…

Share Button

Invitation to Peace

Fast cars weaving in and outParking nowhere to be foundCrowded store aisles, empty shelves-Christmas wishes, what to buy?Cookies over-bakedWrapping still undoneAnxiety overwhelms! And the carolers sing …Silent night, Holy nightAll is calm, all is bright Dirty dishes in the sinkGuests arriving at the doorKids crying; tensions threatenExtended family pleadsGo here, go there, tug of warSeriously!?…

Share Button
| | |

Romans 12:9-21: One Another!

In Romans 12:9-21, one small phrase is repeated three times. That phrase is “one another.” That phrase is significant because it is used about 100 times in the New Testament, many of those in Paul’s writings. Interestingly, the “one another” statements almost always fall into three categories. Let’s look at these three commands in Romans…

Share Button
| |

Abounding in Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ESV Ponder the Stats Deaths of despair from suicide, alcohol-related liver disease, and drug overdose claim the lives of 160,000 Americans annually. (Psychology Today) The Centers…

Share Button