Prayer: Our Greatest and Least Valued Weapon

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.—James 5:17

So many times I have found myself and my Christian friends saying, “All we can do is pray” when we feel powerless—when a loved one is dying, when a (more…)

Mom, the Ultimate Essential Worker

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.—Proverbs 31:31

In this pandemic-weary world, many of us have been labeled either essential or nonessential workers. We either work at our own risk to keep society afloat, or we sit on the sidelines as our bank accounts and self-esteem take a hit. (more…)

Bad News, Good News

“But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, as He said.”—Matthew 28:5-6

Everywhere we turn these days, we’re surrounded by bad news. As of this writing, 89,773 people have died worldwide from COVID-19. Deaths in the United States alone amount to (more…)

Those Voices in Your Head

Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
–  Isaiah 41:10

Most of us would run from someone who admitted having voices in her head. But in reality, most of us do – just not the kind that tell (more…)

The Death of an Innocent One

For Christ died for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.—1 Peter 3:18

Over the 16 years we have lived in our house, some of the wildlife on our property has come to view us as part of the landscape. Gary Cooper, the patriarch (more…)