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The woman sat by herself in the airport terminal—silent, withdrawn.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...
Your New Story: “No Longer Bound”

Your New Story: “No Longer Bound”

I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.   — John 10:10b Stories are a remarkably powerful communication tool. They permit us to enter the world of others at will to be challenged and inspired. As a child, it was the Old Testament’s...
Why Are You Anxious…Why Are You Fearful?

Why Are You Anxious…Why Are You Fearful?

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  — Philippians...

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