Who Comes When You Are Called?

“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not...

The Opportunity in Affliction

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” –James 1:2-3 We are conditioned into the avoidance of pain and suffering. Seems simple enough, doesn’t it? You’d have to have a particular...

Compassion, Motivation, and Inspiration

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may...

A Heart on Fire

You hear a lot of nonsense talked about love. There’s a school of thought that says that every pop song ever written is either about falling in love or breaking a heart, which would mean a whole lot more if they didn’t make it seem so banal so much of the time. When...

The Act of Being Beloved

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the...