The truth of creation (2)

4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ Matthew 19:4 NKJV A fascinating quote from a 1995 issue of U.S. News & World Report reads: “Researchers suggest that virtually all modern men – 99 percent of them, says one scientist – are closely related […]

A Christmas Prayer of Praise to the Son

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.” […]

Are you alone this Christmas?

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 NIV When you find yourself alone at Christmas, the sights and sounds that once brought joy can reinforce your sense of sadness and loss. There is no magic, get-well-quick formula; processing what you’ve lost takes time and God’s […]

United Prayer

“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 1:11 In […]

Shun unhealthy self-focus (5)

Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? Isaiah 58:5 NIV God never commanded you to […]

Saying the right thing

23 Everyone enjoys a fitting reply;    it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time! Proverbs 15:23 NLT William Penn, founder of the British colony of Pennsylvania in 1677 (the U.S. state of Pennsylvania is named in his honour), formulated six principles for conversation: “(1) Avoid company where it is not profitable or necessary, […]

What to Do With Tough Relationships

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV) Do you ever feel like relationships are sometimes impossibly difficult to navigate? Me too, friend. Especially in the midst of all of the complicated, messy and unpredictable situations that can arise. Sometimes I try so […]