How to Pray

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.  But you, when you pray, go into your room, and …

A Wandering Mind

"How long Pastor's prayer is this morning," I muse.  My mind turns to our need for salvation and the price Jesus paid for it.  Words form and with zest, I scribble Jesus Paid it All on the flyleaf of my hymnbook. 41 Words Image from Soundcloud.com This post is based on Elvina Hall who, one …

Jesus is Willing

I see God’s love manifested through Jesus’ healing of the leper. Leprosy was a terrible disease.  It disfigured people and made them outcasts in their communities. A person with leprosy had to tear his clothes and put a covering upon his upper lip and cry, “unclean, unclean.” They were rejected and avoided.  No one wanted …

The Raven

The raven, sleek and black, has always been depicted as a bird of ill omen, death and evil.  Yet, we see a different picture of this bird in the Bible.  God used ravens to feed his prophet, Elijah during the famine in Israel.  He sent Elijah to Kerith brook, east of the Jordan, instructing him, …

Waiting for God

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! - Psalm 27:14 It takes a lot of courage to wait. When you are waiting for God to answer a prayer or to help you with a situation, you are tempted to jump ahead of …

Companionship

And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him" - Genesis 2:18 I was studying a lesson on the first two chapters of Genesis and one of the questions asked was, "What parts of the created world talk to you in …

Giving

It was one of the highlights in her life. To organize a donation drive and then make arrangements for the delivery of the clothes and other items she received from the church members and to see the faces of the staff when she dropped them off.   It was an opportunity to teach her daughter …

The Truth

"What are you doing?" she asked him, agitated.   "I am going to turn the pages for you," he said.   She was sitting at the piano about to play something while her aunt and her visitors were sitting in the drawing- room having tea.  "I can manage," she told him.   "Please, Helen.  I …

Asha’s Story

Imagine you are a child and your daily routine is to get up early every morning to go and pick through trash with your mother.  You and your family are "untouchables" in your society which means you are treated as outcasts, undesirables.   You don't have many options when it comes to jobs so in order …

Joy

Happiness is temporary It comes and goes… It’s there when things are going Well and flees when there is trouble With happiness, there is no peace. Always, at the back of your mind is that fear that it will be snatched away. Joy, on the other hand, is there During the ups and downs It …

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