June 11, 2020

Nearly 30 years ago after class at my Christian school, a teacher pulled me aside to inform me she’d heard I was dating Bernard, the only black boy in the 6th grade. Going together back then consisted of passing notes and possibly sitting next to one another over Lunch...

May 27, 2020

“If we can watch the sermon online, then why go to church in person?” This is the question at hand for church goers around the globe in light of the coronavirus.

On Memorial Day, as my husband and I were remembering the brave soldiers who died fighting for our freedoms,...

May 21, 2020

In the midst of pandemic, the people of Christ can still feast on the blessed hope of Easter. On this fortieth day since Jesus rose from the grave some 2,000 years ago, the worldwide church celebrates His physical ascension to heaven. 

“… He was taken up as they were wa...

May 18, 2020

Around the globe, an entire generation has been jolted by the blaring alarm of uncertainty. For months, there have been no schools to attend, no gatherings to enjoy, no sporting events or performances at which to applaud. Life as we know it has been on perpetual snooze...

May 4, 2020

Before COVID-19, re-entry was a term commonly used when returning from vacation back to the normal daily grind. Ah, vacations. Remember those? With more than 20 states around America reopening after weeks and weeks of quarantine, re-entry now takes on a whole new meani...

April 24, 2020

Life right now feels a lot like A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the...

April 13, 2020

I haven’t hugged my recently-widowed mother in five weeks. I’ve seen her twice, in open air, with material masking her smile and gloves sheltering her skin. Without physical contact, it seems as though there’s an invisible wall between us, built by the hands of this vi...

April 10, 2020

As I cleaned up the kitchen after another family dinner, I reflected on how any ounce of delight from all the togetherness had suddenly slipped into drudge and duty. My husband and I, weary after a day’s work of juggling business and home schooling, exchanged few words...

April 9, 2020

Today, believers around the world will remember the ultimate act of sacrifice by taking the Lord's Supper. Listen in for why we use these elements and how Jesus, the Bread of Life and True Vine, is the only One who can truly satisfy us as we abide in Him. 

March 30, 2020

The whole world is reeling from an invisible enemy threatening our sense of security. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 170 nations are infected with the coronavirus, with the United States now leading the number of confirmed cases. Daily rou...

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