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...

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 season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 

On the same day COVID-19 deaths are projected to peak in Texas, my third child wil...

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 virus. 

In a time when touch is so taboo, so uncertain and dangerous, when we can’t even shake hands or high five, we have to know - feel deep down in our bones and...

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 between us. We were drained.

We were supposed to lead our children through the Passover meal and affirm to them the victory we have in Christ as he frees us from...

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 routines have been hijacked. Fear has invaded. Finances have fallen. Tens of thousands around the world have died.

It is highly probable that every one of the 195 na...

March 21, 2020

As we are social distancing to decrease the spread of COVID-19, let us aim to spiritually connect with God and one another. Let us draw near in our hearts and our homes. And let us be sanctified through all degrees of suffering, from the mildest of inconveniences to the harshest of realities. 

To sanctify means to be set apart, to declare holy, to purify and set free from sin. Sanctification is a divinely-directed pro...

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