In God Alone: Everything Else Is An Imitation

None of us belong, and all of us belong. We all have done wrong, treated each other improperly, and allowed sinful thoughts to affect our actions and lives. However, we have all been called to the foot of the cross, welcomed by the Almighty, to salvation. Our previous shortcomings, our current sins, nor our futureContinue reading “In God Alone: Everything Else Is An Imitation”

God Is Our Guide: Respond With Faith Over Fear

Fear often grasps ahold of our hearts, especially in uncertainty. However, God has established that our trust should be completely given over to Him at all times. The enticement of fear that calls out to us in the midst of any disorder or chaos is paralyzing and leads us toward destruction. The antidote to inactionContinue reading “God Is Our Guide: Respond With Faith Over Fear”

Our Praise Needs To Be New, and Our Loyalty Needs To Be Undivided

Just as we talked about New Years and New Resolutions last week, we are reminded by the Epiphany of the Lord, that our praise and devotion must be made new daily, even in the cycle of life. Often, we allow our praises and prayer to become routine and rote, However, we must remember that theContinue reading “Our Praise Needs To Be New, and Our Loyalty Needs To Be Undivided”

The Promise Fulfilled, A Hope Realized, and Love Expressed

A Reflection on Luke 2:1-20 Advent is the beginning of the calendar, and every year, although different, is a cycle that does not end, and the wreath before us is a circle with no beginning and no end. Just as the calendar comes around every year, there are changes throughout the year, and there areContinue reading “The Promise Fulfilled, A Hope Realized, and Love Expressed”

Our Joy is Found In God’s Care for Us

A Reflection on Luke 1:46-55 The theologian Henri Nouwen described the difference between joy and happiness. While happiness is dependent on external conditions, joy is “the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing – sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death – can take that love away.” This yearContinue reading “Our Joy is Found In God’s Care for Us”

God’s Kingdom Prevails Over All

In a few days roughly half the population will rejoice, while the other half will feel some sort of dismay about the results of the election in the United States. However, no matter the results of the election God’s Kingdom will prevail, because God cannot be thwarted by the acts of man. Israel in theContinue reading “God’s Kingdom Prevails Over All”