Rejoice in Him

Claire, Elisabeth, Ginger, Julie, and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart


John 14

What is the condition of your heart?

What is the number one cause of death in the United States? Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Currently, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds and every 60 seconds  someone in the United… Continue Reading →

Where is your true home?

This past week I watched as my good friend slowly left this life to enter the presence of Jesus. It’s never easy as we say good-by to a dear friend. I read these comforting words of Jesus as He spoke… Continue Reading →

Do you have a long-range perspective?

This week I had the honor of being with an individual who decided to disengage from life-support – he was ready to go to his heavenly home. As I read Scripture and held his hand, he was peaceful, calm, and… Continue Reading →

The Great Spiritual Migration

The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian McLaren emphasizes three migrations that Brian believes the church must undertake. Spiritually, he advocates a migration from a system of beliefs to a way of life. Theologically, he emphasizes moving from a violent God of… Continue Reading →

How to experience peace

Life can seem overwhelming at times and peace of mind may seem elusive. So how do we experience peace in the midst of the storm? Many people try to find peace through external means – escapism, drugs, or entertainment. Francois… Continue Reading →

Are You Concerned By World Events?

A cursory glance of the headlines can be fairly discouraging.  There seems to be no shortage of bad news:  the threat of global terrorism, economic insecurity, and corruption and unrest in our cities to name a few.  Most recently the Brexit… Continue Reading →

Dress for Success

It’s important to be appropriately dressed for the occasion that you’re attending.  Consider some of the equipment a football player wears:  cleats, padded pants, shoulder pads, mouth guard, and a helmet.  What would happen if he tried to return a… Continue Reading →

The Joy of the Resurrection!

As we gather on Easter morning we come with great joy, but what was it like on that first Easter morning?  What was the mood of the disciples?  Put yourself in the sandals of the disciples on the first Easter… Continue Reading →

A Tribute to Matthew

“Although we grieve we do not grieve as those without hope. ” – the Apostle Paul The picture you see was taken in November 2014 as Matthew and I enjoyed a delicious meal at an Ethiopian restaurant in New York… Continue Reading →

Compliance or Obedience

What are your thoughts about the words compliance and obedience?  Although they are often appear synonymous there are some subtle distinctions between these two words. Compliance usually refers to adherence to established policies and procedures.  Obedience usually includes the heart… Continue Reading →

Does God Always Answer Prayer?

As a young Christian I was perplexed why some of my prayers went unanswered.  Have you ever experienced the frustration of a prayer that went unanswered?   As I’ve grown in the Christian faith, I’ve learned there may be a… Continue Reading →

Peace in the Midst of Uncertainty

Patriots Day in Boston is known as a day of festivities and celebration as the Sox are playing at Fenway and the world famous Boston Marathon is taking place.  The tragic bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon… Continue Reading →

Life of Pi

(Spoiler Alert:  This review reveals the end of the story in the book, I have not seen the movie.) Life of Pi by Yann Martel is ostensibly an adventure story of survival at sea but the story is much than… Continue Reading →

Time with God gives you peace

“Life is difficult.”  These are the opening words of M. Scott Peck’s book The Road Less Traveled.  He goes on to write, “It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.  Once we truly… Continue Reading →

A Radical Idea

“A Radical Idea” is a short booklet by David Platt addressing the question, “How can we in the church best unleash the people of God in the Spirit of God with the Word of God for the glory of God… Continue Reading →

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