Learning to be More Thankful

In the book of Numbers, the Bible tells of a time when the people of God complained when they should have been thankful. While in the wilderness, they complained about the journey and what they had to eat. It was something called manna. The Bible says it tasted like fresh oil (Numbers 11:8). Granted, that […]

My Special Prayer for This Independence Day

It’s all relative. Those words could serve as a good statement regarding the quality of life people in different countries enjoy. In the United States of America, at times we may find ourselves complaining about things here. But in so many other places around the world, the people there would trade places with us in […]

The Power of a Mother’s Faith

This Mother’s Day, I am thinking about the power of a mother’s faith. In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he refers to Timothy’s genuine faith. He says, “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you….” (2 Timothy 1:5). Paul’s conclusion of this sentence underscores the power of a mother’s faith: “…which […]

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men

On the night Jesus was born, some shepherds were watching their sheep. They were visited by a heavenly host saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). Peace on earth? But our world is a crazy place, and headed for craziness to the highest degree. What […]