Daniel’s Reverent Fear

Daniel was safely kept in the lions’ den for a night after having been trapped by doing what was good in God’s sight but in turn, making those around him jealous. The Bible (AMPC) says that Daniel answered King Darius saying that the lions’…

Be Still in the Battle

Every battle we face is not the same. Some require action and certain battle-type positions, while others require us to be still and remain steadfast in the faithfulness of the Lord, that we already know. I am sure the question for most is ‘which…

Part of the Story

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was…

Love Your Neighbor

Recently, I read Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” written April 16, 1963, which was only 60 years ago. To summarize, Dr. King wrote this letter in response to criticism he received from fellow clergymen for leading nonviolent demonstrations in Birmingham,…

Fasting

“Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.”Matthew 6:16  We start the year with a…

Unto You is Born

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And…

Seasons

By Rev. Elizabeth Osborne I’ve been thinking about the changing of seasons recently.   Not in the sense of winter into spring but in the sense of our lives.  Every chapter and season in our life is different.  Every new season brings its own…

Are You Thankful?

We are either thankful people or we are not. How does this statement resonate with you? Do you agree or disagree? Think about it with me for a moment. If a person is honest occasionally and dishonest all the other time, would we say…

Attitude of Thanksgiving

“This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalms 118:24This is a very familiar verse from Psalms.  It is so familiar that I think the idea it states is not one that we think about because…

Self-Refelction

In Galatians, we are learning how much stock our Lord puts in our relationships with each other. How does that show up? How do we practice that? Galatians 5 is a study in self-reflection and self-awareness and knowing that the Holy Spirit is the…