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 …

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 …

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 …