Joy to the World

Joy to the World

You will make known to me the way of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.  Psalm 16:11 One of the things 2020 did was to challenge us all, not just physically, but emotionally as well. There was the tension of...
A Light in Deep Darkness

A Light in Deep Darkness

I’m glad Christmas is around the corner, and we can celebrate! 2020 may have been a difficult year, but Christmas should always remind us of the most important Person in our lives: Jesus, the Immanuel—God with us. He will always be the essence of Christmas despite the...
A Record of Deliverance

A Record of Deliverance

“The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”  1 Samuel 17:37 We read of one of David’s earliest exploits in 1 Sam. 17 where Goliath, the infamous massive Philistine giant, issues a...
Lingering in His Presence

Lingering in His Presence

“…and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud.” Exodus 24:16 How much of God do we long for? And do we wait patiently for Him? Sometimes, we expect...
The Little Jar of Oil

The Little Jar of Oil

The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” 2 Kings 4:1 The fear of the widow in 2 Kings 4:1-7 can...
The Four Friends

The Four Friends

An Artistic Dramatization of Mark 2:1-12 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed...
Stewarding God’s Mysteries

Stewarding God’s Mysteries

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy. 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 Stewardship. We often refer to this word when we talk about finances...
Speak It Out

Speak It Out

As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” Romans 4:17 There is something about sound preceding manifestation....
This is the Day

This is the Day

This morning, I woke up with a well-known, Christian Orthodox song in my heart: “This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, We will rejoice, and be glad in it, and be glad in it.” -excerpt from the hymn “This is...
Crown Jesus King Over Our Hearts

Crown Jesus King Over Our Hearts

“If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything -1 John 3:20 Mental health can be a big issue during lockdown. A certain joke has gone viral online which says, “It’s okay to talk to your plants, but if the plants talk...