A LIVING HOPE: IN TROUBLING TIMES

Author, Ann Kiemel, in her book, ‘It’s Incredible,’ tells the story of Mary, a fictitious name to protect her identity regarding the power of forgiveness in a person’s life. “Mary understands when people ask her about forgiveness. She first married when she was seventeen years old. It seemed so perfect, so right…but while she was …

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SINGING HER PRAISE: THE QUALITIES OF A WISE LIFE

In the book of Ruth, we have the amazing story of one young woman’s devotion to the God of Israel and her mother-in-law, Naomi. Ruth leaves her homeland, forsaking family, and the gods of the Moabites to follow Naomi back to the land of Israel. The way she serves Naomi, her mother-in-law, and forsaking all …

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THE COSMIC STRUGGLE: HOPE IN DISTRESSING TIMES

In ‘Rumors Of Another World, Philip Yancey tells of ‘a short story by the Spanish writer Carmen Corde. Corde tells of a young woman who gives birth to a blind son. ‘I do not want my child to know that he is blind!’ she informs family and neighbors, forbidding anyone to use telltale words such …

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WHO’S TO BLAME: A QUESTION OF JUSTICE?

If destroying the greatest good is an expression of the greatest evil, then what happened on ‘Good Friday,’ is the ultimate expression of evil. The question begs to be asked, who is responsible for this evil? In other words, who is to blame? When we look at the crucifixion of Jesus the question naturally arises …

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PEACE REJECTED: THE PAINFUL JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS

A longing for peace and a struggle for freedom is the history of human existence. To think that we can attain both peace and freedom apart from God by attaining self-autonomy will not produce the goal of either peace or freedom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in ‘Cost of Discipleship,’ related that “The demand for absolute liberty brings …

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FINDING OUR WAY HOME: Finding the path to successful living.

In a time where evil is all around us, the first step in addressing it may be closer to us than we realize. Where can safety and help be found to live a life that gives us success in navigating past many of life’s dangers and pitfalls. Biblical wisdom helps us discover the source and the path toward living successfully in a broken world.

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