Trapped…

Trapped…

Feeling trapped? Just want to roll over and hide? You are not alone!   Sometimes God allows us to be trapped so we learn to trust him – Exodus 14 tells us how we can find hope in his power!...
Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

Romans 5:3-5 (Context Romans 5:1-11) Have you ever tried putting together a toy or piece of furniture without closely reading the directions? If you are like me, the final product is bound to be wobbly and have some flaws. Paul encourages the church in Rome that a...
For Better Or Worse

For Better Or Worse

Matthew 27:45-46 Charles Dickens opens A Tale of Two Cities with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” (p1). His purpose was to capture the mood of London and Paris in the years leading up to the French and American Revolutions. It was times of...
Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

New Year celebrations give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the year past, as well as hopes for the one going forward. It is a time to count our blessings and wish well to others we encounter. Offering a blessing transcends cultures and time. Blessings come in...
The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

A friend of ours just sent an update letter for Christmas. Maybe you also receive these along with the influx of Christmas cards. Most are happy notes that give a summary of the past twelve months, complete with funny stories about the children and family pets. They...