Today’s Birthday (July 19)

“The Unsinkable” Molly Brown (1867) Though remembered as a socialite, Brown was actually a working class girl who married a miner. She only became wealthy upon the success of her husband’s engineering developments in the mining industry. In the sinking of the Titanic, Brown was lauded for helping to command a lifeboat and search for […]

The In-Between

Originally posted on Idealistic Reality:
Life is a compilation of seasons. At the end of our lives, I don’t believe we will see life as one giant mass, but a bunch of small, defining, moments. The highs and lows, the struggles and victories, the regrets and joys. The moments we knew what we were doing,…

Cowardice to Confidence

Originally posted on Idealistic Reality:
Perseverance has a lot to do with perspective. Seeing things from God’s perspective changes our outlook. It takes our eyes off of the temporary, and turns them towards the transcendent. We may not be able, in our own strength, to endure the trials of life, but our God is more…

The Tablecloth

– A Beautiful story . . . makes you understand that things happen for a reason . The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn , arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run […]

Keep Your Promises

Whitney Hopler “I’ll send you these photos as soon as I get home,” I said to two friends as I used my cell phone to take a few last pictures of our sons together at a neighborhood gathering. “Thanks,” one of them replied. “That would be great. Wish I’d been able to take some shots […]

Does God know the future?

Question: “Does God know the future?” Answer: The Bible is always completely accurate, including its prophetic content. Consider, for instance, the prophecy that Christ would be born in Bethlehem of Judea, as foretold in Micah 5:2. Micah gave his prophecy around 700 B.C. Where was Christ born seven centuries later? In Bethlehem of Judea (Luke […]