The God of Hope

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.  “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”  John 9:1-2 It is hard for us to even imagine the position of disabled people in Jesus’ day. Rather…

Peace is Possible

I have spent a lifetime reading the news and seeing images of Arabs and Israelis fighting. From the Munich kidnapping and killing of Israeli athletes to the 50 innocent men women and children killed in a Mosque by a Jewish radical there has been bloodshed everywhere. We have grown immune to hope almost as if…

What Are You Looking At?!

A number of years back one of the men who worked for me had a really quick temper. I found that I sometimes had to make amends for whoever the latest target of his anger happened to be. One day as we were coming to a stop sign Robbie looked out his window and shouted…

But we will be saved!

But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. Acts 27:22 When Paul spoke these words the men on the ship had lost all hope of survival. Their bodies were totally exhausted from weeks of frantic effort, lack of sleep…

Prayer Request – Up-Date

Dear readers I am so grateful to those of you who have prayed for our dear friend Pastor Thomas in India. The latest word today is that he is still in their ICU unit recovering from a stroke but is feeling better. For those who are willing to continue to pray please continue to lift…