Anchored

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.” Heb. 6:19, NASB Surely we all know someone who struggles with depression. Maybe you are that person. The world offers all kinds of solutions for depression: medication, positive-thinking strategies—even addictions to various substances […]

Jesus Remains!

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever.” Hebrews 13:8, NASB Arraying the wall, our quilted advent calendar denotes the days. Eagerly our children slip downstairs every morning. Taking their turn to move the star, they enjoy this simple countdown to Christmas Day. Eventually it arrives. Excitedly we celebrate. Exhaustedly we conclude. […]

If God Says No

“In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.” – Heb. 5:7 “Please, Mommy–please!” Anyone with children has heard that before, and the response often requires tremendous wisdom. Sometimes I’m […]

Hope, Joy, & Life!

“And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life … Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, […]

The Proper Response

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28 Pure delight filled our son’s face when he opened a particular Christmas gift years ago. My husband and I had purchased a Nintendo game […]

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