What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

But now, this is what the LORD says — He who created you, Jacob, He who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” — Isaiah 43:1, NIV I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of names...
Where Are You, God?

Where Are You, God?

How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? – Psalm 13:1a It’s 1 a.m., and I’m sleepless…again. “Where are you, God?” I cry silently. There is no answer…again. I move quietly through the house retracing steps I’ve taken many...
Humility: Naked Before The Lord

Humility: Naked Before The Lord

Courtesy of CCC Art Team One shortcoming many of us struggle with from time to time is pride. Few of us would think of ourselves as prideful, but could it be that the enemy of our souls has blinded us to our own sin? Jonathan Edwards, the well-known Protestant...
When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

The woman sat by herself in the airport terminal—silent, withdrawn. She didn’t want to talk. She didn’t want to breathe. In fact, it hurt to breathe. She wished she could be anywhere but here, going anywhere but where she was going. Just two weeks before, a trusted...
Billy Graham – A Modern Faith Hero

Billy Graham – A Modern Faith Hero

This week we learned of the home-going of the Rev. Billy Graham at the age of 99.  He changed the eternal destiny of millions of people through his crusades and will be fondly remembered as an evangelist who lifted high the truth that “Jesus loves you, and wants to...
Shopping Endurance

Shopping Endurance

We had lived in Pinehurst for several months when Trudy learned about a place called Furnitureland South in High Point, NC; a city generally referred to as the “Furniture Capital of the World.” We had “downsized” our stuff a bit when we moved to Pinehurst from...

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