The Everything of Christ

During the last week of my Dad’s life I learned more from him than all the years before. That is not to say Dad’s teaching improved so much as that my listening increased. God’s love reflected in his concern for me getting meals while he only received his through a tube. He worried I was…

God’s Ultimate Gift

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life John 3:16 KJV We often think of the baby in the manger of Bethlehem as God’s ultimate gift. But in reality it was on the cross on that God’s gift…

Promise of the Father

The only promises that matter are promises kept. God’s promises to us are called great and precious. These promises include, joy peace and eternal life. But these promises have their greatest fulfillment not in blessings but in a person. That promise is the person of the Holy Spirit. He is, in the words of the…

Unshakable Kingdom

On election night some of us stay up late watching the returns come in as the polls close. If the results are close we drink coffee and get some snacks as the hours pass by. Our future seems to balance on a razor’s edge as we wonder what our world will become But in the…

Never too late to Leave a Legacy

“If we knew how great the grandkids would be we’d have had them first!” some people say. For a parent exhausted and discouraged by years of struggling with just getting it right for a day, even one hour of grandparenting can feel lile the balm of Gilead! What can be more refreshing than pushing your…