Our Greatest Need

Our Greatest Need

Jesus Christ declared: “Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples” (Jn. 15:8). Therefore, no one can be a disciple of Christ without bearing fruit and this is irrespective of his profession. Why?…

The Son of Man

The Son of Man

What is in a name? Why out of all of the words that God has used to describe Himself, did He choose to be referred to as the Son of Man? For us, the word “son” can denote the submission to an authority. “Man,” on the other hand, expresses being a part of the human race, or rather, being a member of mankind. So why did God take on a title so human to describe Himself…

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

When I think of God’s humanity, I am brought back to the moment described in John 14, verses 1 to 4. In that moment where God tells His disciples that their hearts must not be troubled by His upcoming departure, I always feel like I can hear the words being said to me out loud…

Good, Better, Best

Good, Better, Best

Many of life’s choices fall within these three buckets. It’s not that “good” or “better” is bad, but nothing beats the “best”. The “best” is defined by God’s ideal, and I always try to shoot for this although I’m not always successful. Yet, many in life sadly, settle for the “good”. A number of years ago, a friend introduced me to the concept of a…

A Declaration of Dependence

A Declaration of Dependence

At a quick inattentive glance, the principles of God’s law (Exodus 20:1-11) may seem of little consequence. But they are much deeper and broader than the letter. The law of God does much more than just separate, it protects, lightens our burdens and eases our experience. In this issue, we explore how you can incorporate it in your life.

Interpreting Love Notes

Interpreting Love Notes

In this issue, we’ll be exploring the work and person of the Holy Spirit as an integral part of the Godhead and our daily Christian growth and experience. In this issue, we’ll be exploring the work and person of the Holy Spirit as an integral part of the Godhead and our daily Christian growth and experience. In this issue, we’ll be exploring…

Abuse: A Bitter Cup

Abuse: A Bitter Cup

Sexual abuse creates a black hole in a person’s heart and soul in a way that no other kind of abuse can. Although, it’s unfair to expect a person to understand the desperate destitution it causes, I praise the Lord for the saints of God who try their best to sympathize. Only God has the antidote for such far-reaching evil, which challenges the very basic truth of what it is to be created in God’s image

Taking Spiritual Inventory

Taking Spiritual Inventory

As a new year nears, I love to take time for reflection on the past year. In the business world, companies that trade in goods periodically “take inventory.” By taking inventory a company is able to gauge their progress. There is great value in applying this concept of taking inventory to our Christian walk, and regularly conducting a “spiritual inventory.”

The Strange Blessing of Earthly Ties

The Strange Blessing of Earthly Ties

Since sin entered the world and distorted mans view of Him, God has been hard at work to clear His name. He seeks through innumerable ways to reveal His true character. A character filled with love so incomprehensible that words fail to adequately describe it. So sublime that eternity is too short to fully grasp it. Because of the dullness of our minds to understand such an infinite concept, God in His wisdom has used earthly relationships as active parables to teach us of His love.

The Bling Compromise

The Bling Compromise

For a modest bride, the task of finding a beautiful wedding dress presents an additional challenge with the prevailing fashions of today: the plunging necklines, the unclad limbs, the splits, the see-through fabrics, and the list goes on. I personally could not find everything I desired in one dress, so I was very thrilled when my aunt offered to have my dress made at a fraction of the cost of a regular priced dress. I was very fortunate to be able to customize my dress, having it not only beautiful, but also true to my convictions on modesty. I was equally pleased with the finished look: sleeves, modest boat-neck neckline; beautiful, rich and unembellished lace overlay on bridal satin!

The Best Educational Advice I’ve Ever Received

The Best Educational Advice I’ve Ever Received

Sometimes, we let our own wills and desires prevent us from seeing God’s providential leading and the beauty of His divine plan. God truly wants to do for, in, and through us more than we can think or imagine. Our limited understanding is not the standard by which He orders the events of our lives. At that time, however, I did not understand these things; I had not caught the greater vision.

Zucchini, the Other Pasta

Zucchini, the Other Pasta

Zucchini, a truly wonderful food, is chock full of super useful nutrients and minerals like vitamins A and C, Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium magnesium and the list goes on and on. This fruit helps the body neutralize excess uric acid, a causative factor of gout, and removes excess water from the body. Good-bye puffy eyes! Here is a great recipe so you can get on board for all these great benefits and get on track with your body’s spring cleaning..