Love Requires Sacrifice
A couple of years ago after I had completed my chemo treatments and was â€œsafelyâ€ on the other side in recovery, I was going over all I had gone through and all God had done for me. I remember thinking something like: Christ gave His life for me and I [...]
Do You Know Me?
These were Christ's words to Phillip: "Don't you know me . . . even after I have been among you such a long time?"(John 14:9) Recently, after watching some news reports, these words came to mind and I had to stop and think: Do I really know and understand Who [...]
I Have Many in this City!
Though it was probably 20 years ago now, I can remember the moment like it was yesterday. Do you ever do that? You recall exactly where you were when something—a word or a thought changed your mind on an issue? I was at the Buford Highway exit just off I-285 [...]
The Power of Touch
A couple of months ago, I watched (through the window) my mother's hands shaking with excitement as she held up a card someone had sent to her. At 93, she could not read every word, but I noticed the card was half torn at the seam from her opening and [...]
God Has Made Me Fruitful
Can you say this with Joseph, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction" (Genesis 41:52)? Many of us just can't seem to say these words today. Instead of conquering affliction, we allow affliction to wash us away in a sea of emotion, bitterness, doubt, and fear. [...]
Here I am . . .
Here is my house up on the hill. Take it and use it anyway you can. I have always loved those words not so much for their flow or their historical value, but for the message of hope that they contain. They were spoken by a woman, who no one [...]