Rejoice in Him

Claire and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart

Are you listening?

God speaks to us in a variety of ways – He speaks to us through His word, other people, the Holy Spirit, and circumstances. The key question is, “Am I listening?” Consider for a moment that there is a sovereign God… Continue Reading →

The key to greater grace

Grace is often defined as unmerited favor. The heart felt desire of Christians is that they would experience God’s grace in their lives. As the Apostle James quoted from the book of Proverbs, he reveals the key to greater grace,… Continue Reading →

An example of noble character

How would you describe a person of noble character? Virtuous, excellent, or worthy are some of the words the Bible uses to describe Ruth, a woman of noble character. Ruth was a woman from Moab whose Jewish husband died as… Continue Reading →

He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs

He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs by Dee Brestin helps the reader to see God’s love for His people by drawing a parallel with our relationship with God and marriage. “‘To know… Continue Reading →

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by political correspondents Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes takes an unbiased look at the recent presidential election. Hillary Clinton was favored to win the election, so what happened? The authors interviewed key staffers and reconstructed the events leading… Continue Reading →

Life is hard, but God is good

Our journey through life can oscillate between two extremes. At times we may seem to be chasing an imaginary “happily ever after” existence that seems to disappear just when we’ve achieved what we thought would make us happy. If we… Continue Reading →

Lessons on Leadership from Wonder Woman

Several of our family members saw the movie Wonder Woman. This is a classic superhero movie with a battle of good versus evil. The movie exhibits the heroic characteristics of that genre, but it also incorporates a meta-narrative of wisdom… Continue Reading →

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Are you looking for a good addition to your summer reading list? Endurance by Alfred Lansing reveals the challenges Ernest Shackleton encountered on his trans-Antarctic expedition. Here’s a brief overview to whet your appetite. Endurance departed from South Georgia for… Continue Reading →

Following the Master

Many people desire God’s blessings. Who is the person God blesses? Jesus provides the answer as the disciples met in the upper room to celebrate the Passover. As Jesus was preparing His disciples for His upcoming departure, He had a… Continue Reading →

Today’s sermon in ten tweets

We’re continuing our “Go-to” series of of key Bible passages that are important for us to know and incorporate in our lives. Today we looked at John 16:33, I have told you these things, so that in me you may… Continue Reading →

A prayer of commitment

We can learn a great deal from the prayers of the saints who have preceded us. This prayer was found among the papers of a young African pastor in Zimbabwe after he was martyred. His legacy continues on through this prayer, may… Continue Reading →

What are you choosing?

Everyday we encounter a multitude of choices. We make our choices and then we realize that our choices make us. Your life is the sum total of the choices you’ve made over the years. After Israel entered the promised land,… Continue Reading →

What are you putting off?

Procrastination is an activity that we’ve engaged in at times. When we regret our procrastination we may conclude one of these days we’re going to stop procrastinating – but not now. One benefit of procrastination is that it gives you… Continue Reading →

Known: Finding Deep Friendships in a Shallow World

Known: Finding Deep Friendships in a Shallow World by Dick and Ruth Foth reveals how our technologically sophisticated age may take us wide with a variety of options, but only genuine relationships with others can take us deep. God declared… Continue Reading →

A picture of wholehearted devotion

Have you ever been fully devoted to a task? There is a feeling of exhilaration and abandonment that comes when you’re all in. You become intensely focused in your passionate pursuit of the objective. The Old Testament describes an individual… Continue Reading →

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