Living with Hope in a Broken World – Session 4 – The Gift of Pieces
The Gift of Pieces Your greatest offering may just be a broken sacrifice. by ELISABETH ELLIOT I REMEMBER WHEN I was a little girl wanting to buy Christmas presents for my parents and I had no way at all of earning money. My brothers had paper routes and earned maybe twenty-five cents a week or […]Read More
Dealing with Messy Relationships – Session 4 – What’s Inconvenience to a Dead Person?
Steve Rogers What’s Inconvenience to a Dead Person? Get a new perspective on yourself. I SAW A POSTER in a store that brought a smile to my face: “I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn’t look good either.” Answer honestly: Haven’t you sometimes felt that way? That […]Read More
Dealing with Messy Relationships – Session 3 – Let It Go
Let It Go Oh, the joy we’ll have when we finally forgive! by VICTORIA YORK I RECENTLY HEARD the story of Clara, a woman in her 70s who refuses to forget a decades-old incident. It seems Clara was looking forward to inheriting a diamond ring from a relative — until she discovered her brother had […]Read More
Holy Vocabulary – Session 6 – We Shall Be Like Him
We Shall Be Like Him Jesus is alive! And that changes everything. by LEE ECLOV JESUS, DEAD AS DEAD COULD BE, came to life at the first sliver of dawn! Scripture doesn’t tell us just what happened in that moment, but I imagine the blinding light of God’s glory and power infusing Christ’s body. The […]Read More
When Life Gets Hard – Session 7 – Finish Well!
Finish Well! When you arrive at a crossroad in your crisis, cry out to God. by KENNETH S. COLEY IF YOU HAD NOT KNOWN Bill was sick with a serious disease, you probably would not have realized the preacher that morning was suffering with a cancer that would slowly take his life. He had shared […]Read More
Answers to Tough Questions – Session 5 – Heaven: What does the hereafter have to do with the here and now?
Heaven What does the hereafter have to do with the here and now? by DAVID JEREMIAH AS THE APOSTLE JOHN gazed at the majesty and beauty of the throne of his eternal Creator, all he could comprehend was its diamond-like brilliance, its gemstone-like beauty, and its stormy grandeur. My friend, if the door to heaven […]Read More