When Death Darkens Your Door

     We are by our very nature emotional creatures. Each new day brings new circumstances, and we adjust our emotions accordingly. Life unfortunately includes an appointment at some point to be introduced to the harsher realities of separation and loss. Grief often strikes suddenly and convincingly. Grief can bring even the strongest Christians to…

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Weathering Life’s Storms

Life has its heartaches, no doubt about that. There is a season for joy, as well as sorrow (Ecclesiastes 3). What can we do in the midst of the storm? I used the word “weathering” because it is rich with meaning. We aren’t simply “enduring” storms, we are weathering them. Weathering actually has two meanings: 1.…

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The Power of the Pulpit

     Have you ever looked at a beautiful sunrise, and stood in awe at the magnificence of God? Romans tells us that we can “understand God by the things that He has made” (Romans 1:20). God’s fingerprints are everywhere, on everything. You can’t find a place on earth that’s beyond his reach. “The heavens declare the…

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Worry and Insecurity

     Ah! if we could only harness the time and energy wasted worrying about things beyond our control! The truth remains, however, that far too many of us are neutralized and sitting on the sidelines because of the paralyzing influence of worry and insecurity.  The seeds of insecurity and worry were more than likely…

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