Encouragement

Separation and Division Meet Love

I have been watching the progress of the so-called Islamic State (IS) with a heightened sense of awareness of how extremism in ANY religion can lead to extreme separation and division. Separation and division create a mind-set where it almost becomes not only okay, but…

A Journey to Joy

Here’s a passage of Scripture which changes my perspective on life in so many ways: “Dear brothers and sisters, when trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” (James 1:2) Did we read that right? An opportunity for great joy? Really? Yes,…

Of Jars and Feathers

I came across a powerful image on my Google+ conversation stream. It was the image of a lovely, pure white feather lying on the gritty, cracked pavement of some street somewhere. I’ve attached it, with permission, here to this blog post so you can also…

Hope for the Hopeless

I think we as disciples of Christ often fail to comprehend the scope of the power that God has placed within each of us through the Holy Spirit. We have the ability to see good manifested in our lives no matter what outside forces exert…