THE KIND OF LIFE GOD IS LOOKING FOR

Every Christmas, a classic movie is replayed, entitled, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.,’ The story’s theme is on the value of a life. The central character, George Bailey, played by James Stewart, is an optimistic person who plans after he graduates to leave his little town and see the world, but his plans change when he …

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LEAVING GLOOMINESS BEHIND AND LIVING IN ANTICIPATED HOPE

Why can’t we get past the quagmire of distress and despair when we are experiencing life’s great disappointments? Where does hope come from? The short answer is God, but why do we so often settle for gloom and doom? For the vast amount of time, the history of Israel and Judah were threatened or subjugated …

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GOD’S RESPONSE TO OUR MOST PAINFUL MOMENTS!

Times of crisis, disappointments, rejection, and various other sorrows invade our lives. They can cause us to ask the question; ‘If God is so loving and good, why this loss, this pain, and struggle in my life? The atheist will answer cynically that it is because there is no God. But the Christmas story is …

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CAN WE EVER BE A FAMILY AGAIN?

One of the most important aspects to life is relationships. They are the most rewarding and difficult aspects of life. We become deeply invested in others, but when there is a breach in the relationship, particularly in our marriage relationship, the question comes to mind: is it possible to start over again? Are there terms …

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CREATED FOR A PURPOSE: God’s Design for Life

Dr. William Moorehead writes at the end of the nineteenth century: It was Jeremiah’s lot to prophesy at a time when all things in Judah were rushing down to the final and mournful catastrophe; when political excitement was at its height; when the worst passions swayed the various parties and the most fatal counsels prevailed. …

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