A Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for (more…)

Handle with Prayer

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15

It had been a long day of work and a long evening of serving extended family members. As my husband and I finished our last errand to help a loved one, we (more…)

The Year of Joy

Rejoice always. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16

For the Chinese, 2016 will be the year of the red fire monkey. For me, it will be the year of joy.

Compassion has challenged Christian bloggers to come up with a one-word theme for the coming year. To be honest, aside from some encouraging strides in my relationship with my father, 2015 wasn’t such a great (more…)

There Was No Room

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. – Luke 2:7

Mary and Joseph had traveled about 70 miles from their hometown of Nazareth to Bethlehem for the very untimely census – untimely because Mary was very pregnant.

She wasn’t at the (more…)

Clinging to God’s Promises

For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory. – 2 Corinthians 1:20

A few weeks ago, our pastor announced our congregation would embark on a 50-day fast as we prayed about the vision God has given him for our church. My husband, (more…)