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WHAT IS OUR HOPE?

HOPE is much more than a positive attitude dusted over our plans for the day or the year 2021. It is better represented by the seemingly delicate pansies we plant in the fall that not only endure the harshness of winter, they bloom!  Coming from our relationship with Jesus Christ, HOPE IS AN INNER KNOWING [...]

WHAT IS OUR HOPE?2021-01-04T20:11:31+00:00

“YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT”

FATHER GOD, I AM ASKING . . . that we may humble ourselves under your mighty hand (1 Peter 5:6). You are our Creator God, the true Ruler of this Universe. We thank you for the gift of choice you have given to us (Rev. 3:20, Matt. 23:37). We choose You. We ask that You [...]

“YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT”2020-10-24T22:24:55+00:00

GOD’S PRESCRIPTION FOR SHALOM

Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and  petition, with thanksgiving. Then God’s SHALOM, passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Messiah Yeshua. In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or [...]

GOD’S PRESCRIPTION FOR SHALOM2020-09-12T16:17:15+00:00

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART II

Following a disaster or critical incident, medical and mental health professionals typically do triage by making observations and asking questions referred to as a Mental Status Exam. The usual questions are: (1) Identity: What is your name?  (2) Time: What is the date or time? Or Who is the president?  (3) Place: Where are you?  [...]

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART II2020-07-21T18:34:47+00:00

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART I

Following a disaster or critical incident, medical and mental health professionals typically do triage by making observations and asking questions referred to as a Mental Status Exam. The usual questions are: (1) Identity: What is your name?  (2) Time: What is the date or time? Or Who is the president?  (3) Place: Where are you?  [...]

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART I2020-07-20T23:01:45+00:00

CAN YOU HEAR THE CALL TO PRAYER?

Whatever our particular hardship or concern in this season, prayer is our means of accessing God. How can we not wonder about the forces bombarding our nation? Is COVID 19 being used and manipulated for political purposes—domestic and/or foreign? Is our sin reaping its own reward, or is our nation under attack by the enemy [...]

CAN YOU HEAR THE CALL TO PRAYER?2020-06-08T18:47:07+00:00

RESPONSES TO RESURRECTION

LAZZIE CAT Our family was once the recipient of a rescued cat. Her startle reflex validated the report that she had been abused, but most of the time she just slept. She was a beautiful Calico—white with large areas of black interspersed with orange all over her body. As pretty as she was, [...]

RESPONSES TO RESURRECTION2020-04-07T00:41:20+00:00

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS IN GOD’S ARMY?

I once asked the Lord about His army. He answered me on a sunny day in October, 1997 in Washington, DC. When He spoke, I was standing by the Washington Monument looking back toward the Lincoln Memorial. The National Mall was filled to overflowing with more than a million men, both young and old. None [...]

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS IN GOD’S ARMY?2020-02-16T23:42:33+00:00

WHAT DOES DEATH HAVE TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS?

Set in the 1950’s with capable acting, The Gathering is a nostalgic, heart-warming Christmas movie. Unexpectedly, the opening scene introduces DEATH as a life-changing force in the form of a terminal diagnosis. The recipient, Adam Thornton (Ed Asner), is a powerful, proud businessman with a  strong personality and a back trail of broken relationships. His [...]

WHAT DOES DEATH HAVE TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS?2019-12-07T00:58:33+00:00

HOW DO YOU VISUALIZE LIFE & DEATH?

As a representative of Heritage of Hope, I am troubled by how many believers are hesitant to discuss or prepare for their death. So, I offer seven possible ways to picture life and death. Do any of these analogies ring true with your convictions? Which ones are biblically accurate? Why not discuss them? To some [...]

HOW DO YOU VISUALIZE LIFE & DEATH?2020-01-18T02:23:01+00:00