Keep the Faith!

When I was young I was taught to believe the following: We are children of a loving God. We are to love God and love one another. Although God made a perfect world, he created us with the freedom to make moral choices – an ability to choose either good or evil.  Through His prophets […]

She Walks in Beauty

Seventy-two summers ago I met Ann. I remember the first time I met her.  It was the summer of 1948 and the location was St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  She was an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, but it was only a reflection of the beauty within. I do not know how I […]

Have a Blessed Easter

Tomorrow we celebrate the resurrection of our blessed Lord and Savior.  At this time I have chosen to repeat some things I wrote before.  Please read and think about it. I have always appreciated the writings of C.S. Lewis.  I have paraphrased some of his arguments in the following paragraphs. We will never understand God […]

Holding Hands in the Dark

Last Christmas eve, as I was leaving church, I wished everyone a very merry Christmas.  One lady responded by saying that church attendance, especially on Christmas eve, is like “holding hands in the dark.” As we look around and read the headlines, it does seem that the world is a very dark place. Every day […]

Breakthrough

A few days ago I went to see a film entitled Breakthrough. It is the account of a true medical miracle, a young person revived from apparent death from drowning.  It is a true and amazing story, and it is beautifully told and acted. It places great emphasis on the power of prayer. The people […]

In the Beginning

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” These are the first words in the Bible, and it is the bedrock of Judeo-Christian faith. For Christians, the first chapter of the Gospel of John stands along with Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in […]