Christmas in July

Christmas can still arrive when you least expect it, sometimes in the most unexpected manner. Dr. James Dobson relates a story of an elderly woman named Stella Thornhope who was struggling with her first Christmas alone. Her husband had died just a few months prior through a slow developing cancer. Now, several days before Christmas, […]

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Faith Makes Things Possible

Lord, could you make nothing happen today? I’m just not in the mood. No drama. No stress. No surprises, not even the good kind. Just keep things even keel. Nothing new to ponder. Nothing requiring thought. Nothing revealing. Nothing to learn. No new people. No new ideas. Do you hear me? NOTHING! Except I don’t […]

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National Day of Prayer — May 4, 2017

The First Thursday of May The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our […]

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God’s Garden

Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man. “Why, […]

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What Does Hope Do?

What Does Hope Do? Hope shines brightest when the hour is darkest. Hope motivates when discouragement comes. Hope energizes when the body is tired. Hope sweetens while bitterness bites. Hope sings when all melodies are gone. Hope believes when evidence is eliminated. Hope listens for answers when no one is talking. Hope climbs over obstacles […]

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Peace This question was once asked, “If you could choose what you want most in life, what would you ask for?” The most common answer was “Peace.” People want peace in their marriages, families, workplaces, country and world. Our country has some of the best medical and psychological treatment centers, highest educational institutions and worldwide […]

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Love Is The Key

Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love’s touch. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s self-forgetfulness. Self-control is love holding the reins. SOURCE: Donald Grey Barnhouse

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