Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

Hank Explains Resurrection

"Hank, I have a question about resurrection." "What's the question?" "If we go straight to heaven when we die, what's the point of the resurrection?" "That's a very good question, Ede. I'm happy you asked it. It is very clear in the Word of God, that there are two resurrections. The first one is of …

Old vs New Nature

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander …

Christ and His Church

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels" - Isaiah 61:10, NKJV Image from ssnet.org When I read this …

Parveen’s Story

Photo by Darina Belonogova on Pexels.com My name is Parveen.  I'm a young Christian woman living in India. Last week Sunday while other believers and I were worshipping in our church, a mob of people barged in and began shouting Hindu slogans. I wasn't afraid but very angry that they dared to come into a …

Tempting God and Celibacy

It was a beautiful afternoon so Ede decided to go for a walk. She walked through a field covered with daisies and dandelions. She loved daisies but they had an earthy smell and some of them smelled like cow manure. That was why she was never tempted to pick them. Whether it was instinctive or …

Knowing God’s Will

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17, NKJV How do you know what God's will is for your life? The best way to find out is to read His Word. God speaks to us through the Scriptures. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, "For I know …

Light in Darkness

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple - Psalm 119:130 I don't like darkness. It's heavy, oppressive and downright scary. It makes you feel helpless, vulnerable and causes you to stumble because you can't see where you're going or what's in front of you. What gets rid of the darkness? …

Lunch, Dinner and…

This morning, I read in Matthew 16:28 where Jesus said, “Verily, I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” I sat there wondering about it.  Was He talking about the Second Coming or something else?  It didn’t …

Tobias’ Quandary

Tobias was in the bedroom getting dressed when the doorbell rang. He finished tucking his shirt in his trousers before he left his bedroom and hurried to see who it was. He sighed when he saw that it was his next door neighbor, Puah. Puah was a high-school student who lived with her maternal grandmother. …

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