Easter Gifts For Every Person Found In The Cross

Wonder why the cross is a central symbol of Christian faith? Consider the numerous Easter gifts God offers everyone through Christ's death and resurrection.

The best Easter gifts you'll find are wrapped up in the cross of Christ! Can you believe it's March already? That means Easter is just around the corner! These words, from the song, Jesus, Thank You, come to mind as I think about the annual celebration of Christ's death and resurrection: The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend, The agonies of Calvary. You … [Read more...]

Praying the Scriptures for a Heart of Love

When it comes to the valuable exercise of praying the Scriptures, praying for love is an excellent place to start. According to Jesus, the two greatest commandments and the sum of all the others is: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall … [Read more...]

Arming Yourself with God’s Heavy Metal

"This world is not my home, I'm just a-passing through..." Recently, I heard my husband belt out that age old hymn over the sound of the lawn mower, his strong voice reverberating off our buildings and fading out over the neighboring hills. I smiled as I paused from my garden duties and listened. I love hearing him sing. Now, again I am reminded of these lyrics as … [Read more...]

Finding Assurance of Salvation

"How can I know for sure that I'm saved?" If you've ever asked this question, you're not alone. It's not uncommon for people who have, at one time, made a profession of faith in Christ to need assurance of their salvation at some later point in their lives. After all, we know how high the stakes are, don't we? And we also know there's no margin for error. Jesus … [Read more...]

Abiding in the Vine

Ah, the good old summertime! Which, sadly, is rapidly drawing to a close. Summertime brings with it a lot of simple pleasures- a more relaxed schedule, vacations, family reunions, pool parties, and barbecues. But one of the simplest pleasures my husband and I enjoy during the summer is stopping at produce stands to stock up on locally grown fruits and veggies. In our area, … [Read more...]