Pray and Keep Praying

I have been thinking about prayer, and how and when we pray. Please read this passage from James 5, in which he gets right to the point about prayer. “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among...

God Uses Ordinary People (Nehemiah’s Story)

In the book of Nehemiah, in the Old Testament, the Israelites were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar from Babylon. He took the people of Israel, destroyed their city, brought them to Babylon, and made them prisoners. Over many years, Nebuchadnezzar died, and the...

We Have More Than Enough Hope

Do you need hope? I know that I have lived through seasons when I’ve felt desperate for hope, and maybe you feel that way too. Today I want to remind you of this truth: we are the people of good news, of eternal hope. We are the people with the greatest source...

My Mom, the Peacemaker

We are called to be peacemakers. Jesus, the ultimate peacemaker, wants us as his followers to be peacemakers in the world, and we can be. Matthew 5:9 says: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Is the world peaceful? Is...

What the Bible Says About Peace

The world is desperate for peace. Peace is something we’ve been seeking forever, really, and we have tried all kinds of things. People have devoted their entire lives to seeking peace, beautiful people who we celebrate because they gave their lives for peace. We...