Meeting Day, Part 2

I waited patiently for the phone to ring again, and it did. This time a voice I had only dreamed of hearing was on the other end. “Hello, Mari, I am Evonne, and I have been searching for our daughter.” Tears of joy and fear filled both mother’s hearts. For eighteen years, Evonne had dreamed…

What is in Your Hands

 “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall…

3 Biblical Directives on How to Comfort, Part 3

Well, this is the last point in our lesson on how to bring comfort to those who find themselves in any trial or trouble. I’m so thankful that Paul, through the moving of the Holy Spirit, outlined for us how we can minister comfort to others the same way God ministers His comfort to us….

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 The whole world has gone crazy. The media has one story. We are all stuck in one location. We are all on-line all the time. We…

Faith in God

During our recent stay in southern Florida, we were in the middle of orange grove country. I naively thought that we could buy oranges and make our own fresh orange juice. I took a juicer and just salivated thinking of the delicious drink we were going to enjoy. The first day there, we went to…

3 Biblical Directives on How to Comfort Part 2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father…

Love One Another

Do you ever get tired of “doing” church? Often, we can get so busy with “doing” that we lose sight of why we’re “doing.” During this time when we are temporarily unable to meet together as a church body, perhaps we will gain a better perspective on what has been keeping us so busy all…

3 Biblical Directives on How to Comfort

I’ve been thinking about all the care being given out these days. Social media is flooded with words of encouragement, songs of joy and ideas for survival. Hospitals, medical care personnel, pharmacies, grocery stores, small businesses etc. are all trying to provide some sort of comfort in our world today. Hey…even Verizon, who gives no…

A Student’s Perspective

Hearing the news about how our school was taking action against COVID-19 was devastating for many. Graduating seniors had to say early goodbyes to many friends they may never see again. Professors had to rush to make their classes available online. Resident students had to scurry to pack everything and figure out how to get…

Shelter in Place

Having been in the pastoral ministry for more than fifty years, we have recently stepped down from the senior pastor ministry, and we are entering into an interim ministry for churches who are needing a pastor. The adjustment has been hard, but even harder is the new order from our state to “shelter in place.”…