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August 10, 2020

While symptoms from the coronavirus are wide ranging, time and time again one symptom seems to surface: loss of taste. Friends have testified to dipping crisp, tortilla chips into spicy Tex-Mex salsa and not being able to taste a thing. 

Praise God, all of my friends thus far have weathered the coronavirus without stepping foot into a hospital. Their sense of taste and smell and respiratory systems all eventually returned to pr...

August 3, 2020

The Bible is the manifestation of God's will and way. We need look no further than Scripture to find the created intent for our souls.

Yet our world wants to flood us with new “truth” and shame us for not subscribing. The Enemy wants to confuse us with half-truths, lest we forget that even the demons believe (James 2:19). 

They exchanged the truth about God for a lie” (Romans 1:25).

This is not a new tactic, although we might fe...

July 29, 2020

The Bible is the great beacon of light dispelling darkness and despair around us. 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).

We can hope in the Bible as the very source of our hope, because it has been found true by the gospel of Jesus Christ - the foundation of our hope. Every event in Scripture before Christ’s death and resurrection pointed to the coming Messiah. Every event after Christ’s de...

July 27, 2020

If you are going to follow Jesus through the narrow gate, you will need the Word of God like you need water, food and oxygen. What Jesus said is true: 

Man cannot live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). 

Every word.

God’s Word feeds us, directs us, equips us, convicts us, humbles us, comforts us, encourages us, refreshes us, strengthens us, and steadies us. It is our daily brea...

July 13, 2020

It is easy to read the headlines and feel the hope drain right from your heart. It takes no effort to stumble across places of doubt and despair in the news or on social media. But hope? Sometimes we have to hunt for it. Sometimes we have to dig so deep that it leaves the fingers of our souls raw - especially during a (seemingly endless) worldwide pandemic, an economic crisis, a national election, bouts of isolation, raging is...

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 Lunchables. Usually, a relationship ended in the course of a week. It was all very harmless, but that wasn’t the point. 

“It just isn’t right,” she said conv...

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, we discussed if we will return to our church building when it re-opens this weekend. My husband, a rational decision maker, questioned the value of returning to...

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 watching, and a cloud took Him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9).

For forty days after the resurrection, Jesus walked the earth, ate with His disciples, preached more...

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 with no definitive timeline of when the pandemic will end or what the new normal will be.

Many are questioning how the landscape of society, academia and bu...

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 meaning.

Some re-enter with great enthusiasm, relishing freedoms they feel should never have been taken away. Some re-enter with cautious optimism, ready to return to...

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