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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

THANKSGIVING IS A WAY OF LIFE

How thankful I am that Thanksgiving is a national holiday. For those of us who follow Jesus, however, thanksgiving is so much more . . . thanksgiving is a way of life, even our lifeline. Giving thanks is our pass into the presence of God (Psalm 95:2). When we express our gratitude to God, we [...]

THANKSGIVING IS A WAY OF LIFE2019-11-26T03:44:52+00:00

GOING HOME–DEFEATED OR VICTORIOUS?

In 1946, twenty Japanese soldiers were living on the island of Corregidor near Manila Bay in an underground tunnel. Cut off from all communications, they focused on survival. One snuck out for water and happened upon a newspaper. He learned Japan had surrendered September 2, 1945. WWII was over! Such knowledge changed everything. He and his buddies [...]

GOING HOME–DEFEATED OR VICTORIOUS?2019-10-18T21:10:52+00:00