Light in the Darkness

“Come here…you have to see this!” 

I stepped outside into the summer night, “Look!” my husband exclaimed.  As my eyes adjusted, I could see a multitude of twinkling lights across the row of backyards.  It was dozens of fireflies, flashing on and off, sprinkling the night with magic.

Your Words Are Like Apples

by Tonja Taylor  
 

God says many things about words in the Bible and even compares them to apples, as He does in Proverbs 25:11: “Winsome words spoken at just the right time are as appealing as apples gilded in gold and surrounded with silver.” 

Guard Your Heart from Fear-mongering 

Outside of arachnophobia, there are thousands of little fears that we carry as human beings.  Fears that in reality have a high improbability of hurting us, but regardless, they have huge effects on our actions, thoughts, words, time, habits, money, etc. 

Love

Who is your neighbor?

FOOT WASHING AND HUMILITY

by Lupie Riley. Recently while surfing on the internet I came across a video of a policeman washing the feet of a blind, homeless man. This gesture touched my heart and had much to say about humility.

 It’s an unlikely verse to trigger such emotion.  The signing off of a letter to a friend.  But I can feel John’s affection in the words; I relate to his longing to be together.  If I had to rewrite them for today, the words would say: 

 “I have so much to say to you but I don’t want to do it over Zoom or FaceTime anymore.  For weeks, seeing your faces and hearing your voices was enough, but now I want to sit with you and chat.  I want to hug you.  I want to be with you in person.  That will be a joyful day!” 

Take heart, I have overcome the world 

He overcame the world by His death, He conquered death by His resurrection. This tribulation is bringing financial ruin, emotional stress, physical ailments and death, but remember that Jesus has conquered it ALL. We have to trust in His plan for us and remember His promise :

Make a choice Esther

 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”Esther