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In Between Despair and Joy

In Between Despair and Joy

So far as we know, there has only been one day in the last two thousand years when literally not one person in the world believed Jesus was alive. On Saturday morning after Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples wake after not having slept for two days. The city that was screaming for blood the day before is quiet. Crowds

A Journey of Prayer and Praise

Morning It’s been said that faith may move mountains, but prayer moves God. Amazing, isn’t it, that our prayers, whether grand and glorious or feeble and faint, can move the very heart of God who created the universe? To walk with God we must make it a practice to talk with God… Prayer moves God,

Imagine What Heaven Will Be Like: 5 Activities to Teach Kids about Heaven

Plus, key Bible verses to teach kids about Heaven I love it when people tell a story about a place I’ve already visited. I’m able to picture the details, the landscape, and the architecture as though I’m there. I’ve never been to Heaven, so it’s difficult to picture exactly what it’s like — much less

7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross | The Final Words of Jesus

7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross

7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross Throughout this Lenten season, Christians around the world are focusing on the gift of Salvation. Remembering the agony experienced by Jesus in His death on the Cross, crucified by Roman soldiers is so profound, isn’t it? In the final hours of His earthly time, as Jesus hung

Praying to Say Yes to God Each Day of Your Life

When you buy a house you first make a large down payment. Then, to keep the house, you must make a smaller payment every time it comes due. You can’t change your mind and say, “I don’t feel like making payments!” without serious consequences. The same is true of your relationship with God. To make

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Good Friday and Children: Making the Cross Real to Your Kids

Teaching children about Good Friday isn’t easy, especially if you’re talking with younger children. How do you explain why Jesus had to die? That Jesus knew ahead of Good Friday that he would die? And the true meaning of the cross as Jesus’ sacrifice for our ultimate salvation? Teaching children about Good Friday isn’t easy,

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples | Get the free Easter eBook Blessings of the Cross here!

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples

The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. Jesus… got up from the meal, took off His outer clothing,… and began to wash His disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him. — John 13:2-5 NIV It has been a

Jesus Is Enough

Jesus Is Enough Jesus didn’t live an easy life or die an easy death. The glory of Easter was preceded by the sorrow of absolute rejection. Our Redeemer knows what it feels like to be stripped of all comfort and ease. He experienced the betrayal of best friends. He sobbed alone, without a single person

Trusting in the Master Gardener

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east in Eden. — Genesis 2:8 The Butchart Gardens of Victoria, British Columbia, enjoy a worldwide reputation. Begun in 1904 in Mr. Butchart’s abandoned stone quarry north of the city, the gardens now contain fifty acres of year-round blossom and sculptured greenery.
I first visited the

Six Hours One Friday Online Bible Study Week Five — Let’s Celebrate!

It is finished. ~ Jesus. God has been known to plan a celebration in a cemetery. ~ Max Welcome to our final week of the Six Hours One Friday Online Bible Study! Thank you for joining us on this journey as we’ve prepared our hearts for the Holy Week. Together, we’ve delved into the meaning

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