In 1967, when I was a wee lass, Dusty Springfield recorded the Burt Bacharach song, “The Look of Love.”
John20:19-31 records the disciples hiding in the upper room on Easter Sunday evening out of fear of the Jews. These are the men who had followed Jesus and listened to his parables and teaching, yet they all deserted Jesus in the garden on Holy Thursday as he was arrested. They all ran away a…
This year’s daily online Lent Project from Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts, is focusing on passages from the gospel of John. (ccca.biola.edu/lent/2023)
I have been blessed to live and see many parts on this world. I enjoy traveling in and outside the USA. But I love living in this great country. All my life I have lived in Midwest America, from Ohio to Kansas and in between. I enjoy seeing all four seasons of the year.
Every so often, which is increasingly more often than not, I wake up in the middle of the night in a tizzy, thinking about everything I have to do the next day.
Let’s say you have a son who demands his inheritance, takes the money and runs far away.
Many years ago, the New Testament book of James fell out of my daughter Alison’s Bible.
Well … It’s all over … Christmas, it came and went just like that! Did you have a good Christmas? Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends.
Christian Academy of Carrollton held its annual Live Nativity scene at the Carroll County Courthouse on December 2 and 3. Visitors enjoyed refreshments as Christmas music and the reading of the Christmas story were presented on the courthouse square in downtown Carrollton.
Did you ever hear the expression, “If you want to make God laugh just make a plan?” We read in Matthew’s gospel about one of the most important but little known men in our tradition, St Joseph who was engaged to Mary and had big plans for their life together.
More than 20 years ago, my husband and his older brother had an argument — and didn’t speak for 20 years.
Joy is a very popular word this time of year. We see it spelled out in lights on people’s houses. We hear it in songs as we listen to Christmas music. We sing about joy, ourselves, when we gather together for worship with our church families. We read the word “joy” on everything from Christm…
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year. Yet the leftovers are still left-over. But so should remain our expressions of gratitude. Thanksgiving is more than a one-day remembrance and celebration. Thanksgiving is more than a state of mind. Thanksgiving is an expression of our he…
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I love the story about a synagogue in Eastern Europe where, as the Shema (“Hear O Israel, the Lord is one …”) was recited each week, half the congregation stood with hands raised and the other half remained seated.
Years ago, an internet blogger posted a story about the time she, her two children and her husband all came down with a 24-hour stomach virus, and she also had a kidney stone.
The other week at church, my pastor used the phrase “losing the narrative.”
I love sports — always have. I love the Lord — have since I was 14 years old. I have pondered over the years of my earthly existence what will heaven be like. I am well aware and excited about the description in the Bible that tells us what heaven will be like — street of gold, a dozen pearl…
As I walked into church last weekend, a woman greeted me at the door saying, “I have flying pigs, too — lots of them.”
Note from Nancy: This week in Florida we've been preparing for a hurricane. By the time you read this, the storm will have passed and either we have escaped its danger or we haven't.
In my column last week I made a statement that "in Christ our sin, past, present and future, was forgiven at the Cross."
This week another well-known church pastor stepped down from preaching and teaching.
Many of us are concerned about our young people abandoning the faith. Data show that they participate in organized faith activities (go to church) less than we older Christians do. This can become an issue for us if we notice this in our own adult children. Once they leave home we have littl…
Recently, someone showed me a video that was recorded at a prison in South Florida, a project of gospel singer Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music.
A little boy asked his mother what that thing was that his dad took to work each day. His mother told him that it was a thermos. The boy asked what it was used for, and she told him it was used to keep cold things cold and hot things hot. The boy asked his mother if she would buy him a therm…
I have two brothers who used to occasionally beat each other up, as brothers do.
Lately I’ve realized that I need a new headshot photo for my Facebook page and to go with my Grace Notes column.
On February 24th Russia invaded Ukraine and initiated an unprovoked and illegal war. I’m sure we are all following this tragedy in the news. Ukrainian cities are being systematically destroyed as are petioles homes. Over 4 million Ukrainian women and children have evacuated the country, the …
Humanity has long looked to find salvation in places other than God. What is especially tragic about this is that God longs for us to look to Him alone to save us. We experience the urge to look elsewhere, though, on a daily basis as we face the trials and difficulties of life in a broken wo…
By now you’ve probably seen the video of 7-year-old Amelia, the Ukrainian girl who sang “Let it Go,” from the movie, “Frozen,” in a crowded bunker in Kyiv several weeks ago.
Last month, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported the increased use of sleep aids such as sleeping pills and melatonin, etc. since the start of the pandemic.
Each week, one of the pastors at my church sends an email updating us on church news or commenting on something going on in the community or the world.
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