Faith & Values
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most who knew him called him Buddy. To a Sunday School classroom full of ten- and eleven-year-old boys, he was old and out of touch. He had grown up during the Great Depression, so I am sure his … more
In How Firm a FIn How Firm a Foundation, Jennifer Benson Schuldt described a visit to her great-grandmother’s house when she was a little girl. The elderly relative lived by a farm, and to keep … more
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Who do you receive the most encouragement from? We all need a circle of supportive … more

Have you ever had a time in your life that the more you prayed, it seemed as if God was nowhere to be found? Have you prayed and prayed and it seemed as if your prayer was not being heard? Have you … more
A coward, a blowhard, a bigot! A hero, a peacemaker, a martyr! An utter failure and an effective, powerful communicator! It might be hard to believe that all these words describe the same man. His … more
My friend Irene Hurt shared this story about Stephen Grellat which appeared in Measure Your Life, by Wesley Duewel. Grellat sought to follow God, even when he did not understand the Lord’s plans. … more
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed … more

“A teenaged boy, playing a computer game, heard a knock on the front door. He chose to ignore it. Soon his mother came downstairs and asked, ‘Did you answer the door?’ “Not taking his … more
There is an anonymously written quote from which all of us can take a valuable lesson: “Words are powerful; speak wisely.” Many of us are guilty of saying things to get our points across without … more
Because I live, you also will live. John 14:19 What do you place your hope in? What gives you the motivation to keep going when life is overwhelming and difficult? Most people, without … more
On this past Friday, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend the Young Men’s Club Pinning Ceremony at Bells Elementary. I cannot begin to tell you the feeling I had inside, seeing this … more

In our nation, one third of adults do not believe that Jesus is God or the Son of God. One third of American adults do not believe the resurrection of Jesus is factual. But some of them still find … more
For more than 1,000 years, astronomers believed stars and planets revolved around the earth. They observed how stars moved smoothly in their orbits while planets did not. Planets’ orbits wobbled, … more
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, … more
Just recently I heard a soul-stirring message about praising God by a well-known Pastor, Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Holt, Jr., of Royal Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, SC. I heard it before we left … more

Reading the Bible with me? Then grab your pen and journal and join me in the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah was the son of a priest named Hilkiah. He was of the tribe of Benjamin, raised in a little … more
Columnist Bill Crowder wrote in a recent Our Daily Bread devotional that according to the Daily Mirror, a British newspaper, the average person makes an astonishing 773,618 decisions over a lifetime. … more
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living … more
“Once there was a great forest fire. All the animals fled to the edge of the forest and froze in fear not knowing what to do. They watched as the flames began destroying the beauty of their home. … more

Reading the Bible with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Isaiah 61-63. I want to focus on the first few verses of chapter sixty-one. Verses one and two are the words the Lord Jesus read to … more
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