A New Door Opens

Doors unexpectedly close now and then. For example, my job was eliminated at the end of June. Yes, that means I am officially unemployed, although the outplacement agency says I should say I am in a transition period. The funny thing is that it was an unexpected...

God’s Promises Given in Jesus

The author of Hebrews devotes chapter 11 of his letter to listing the amazing individuals who lived by faith up to be time of Jesus. This chapter of Hebrews is the “who’s who” of faith. God gave each of them phenomenal promises, and they followed him...

Prayer, Faith, Elijah and Us

Near the end of his letter James taught about the importance and effectiveness of individual and group prayer offered in faith.  In James 5:13-16 he made comments that would cause most of Jesus’ disciples doubt they could pray as he taught.  James does not want...

Trust Me

When I was a young teenager we were cutting a large tree out of the front yard.  My dad had cut off most of the limbs, and the trunk was left standing with the stubs of a few limbs.  I remember my dad was not sure how we were going to bring the rest of the tree down...