Does reading the headlines each day stress you out? Are you already anxious about the hectic holiday season? The Bible instructs us not to spend our lives worrying—but that’s easier said than done. In addition to trying not to worry, is there something active we can do to keep our focus centered on Christ and […]
Have you lost the sense of just how full of amazing wonder Christmas is? Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable routine. Or maybe this sacred divine story is too confusing […]
By O.S. Hawkins One of the saddest verses in the Bible is found in the aftermath of Jesus’ arrest in Gethsemane’s garden. Of the apostles, the Bible simply records, “Then they all forsook him and fled” (Mark 14:50). They had been so bold and boastful of their commitment to him just hours before. But when […]
As COVID-19 continues to plague our world, our nation, and our communities, the importance of turning in desperation to God’s Word cannot be overstated. I’d like to share 5 Psalms that represent a spectrum of emotions, from confidence to despair—sentiments that many of us might feel within the span of a single hour. [Read the […]
By Lisa Bevere Strong is not wrong. Too often Christian women are associated with weakness rather than strength. Sometimes religion has taught us to hide rather than to rise. It is true that we are called to be meek, but not weak. Meek is best defined as strength under control. Both Moses and Jesus were […]
By O.S. Hawkins Imagine you can smell the freshness of the cool Middle Eastern sunrise on the third day. The women arrive at the tomb early only to find that it is empty! Then they are startled by an angelic being informing them the Lord is not there but that he is risen. Then the […]
By O.S. Hawkins At some time or another, most of us have been caught in a “Freudian slip,” an inadvertent mistake in speech revealing an unconscious thought of some kind. This is closely akin to the “double entendre,” a particular way of saying something that has a double meaning.