Acceptable Words

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver.” Proverbs 25:11 2020 was a difficult and unsettling year, which included a pandemic and a divisive national election. Harsh rhetoric and half-truths stirred up anger and strife, even among followers of...

CHRISTMAS BELLS

CHRISTMAS BELLS When you think of bells at Christmastime, what comes to mind? Jingle bells? Sleigh bells? Church bells? Hand bells? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” during a time of deep personal and national turmoil. The...

A TIME to WAIT

A TIME to WAIT When a baby’s hungry, he experiences hunger pains and demands to be fed, usually with cries that increase in urgency and volume, until he is satisfied. In keeping with the agricultural imagery in Scripture, James uses the farmer who has to wait...

Christmas Joy

Last weekend proved to be a challenging one for us. Our plans for Saturday were quickly changed when my husband discovered a broken water pipe beneath our mobile home. Do you know how hard it is to find a plumber who will come to your house on a Saturday, even for an...

Roots That Run Deep

If you enjoy having plants in your home, as I do, you know they have basic needs: light, moisture, food, air, and heat. The plant variety determines how much of each it needs. Although there are plants that grow without soil, such as air plants, most plants need soil...

WHAT IS TRUTH?

“What is truth?” The Roman governor Pilate asked Jesus this question. (John 18:38) What is truth? It’s hard to decipher the true from the false unless you know the facts. So much false news circulates today, we are hard-pressed to discover the truth. We’ve witnessed...