Forced Gratitude

We have a family friend who sends money every 3 or 4 months and it’s amazing how useful it is and how it comes at the right time. Today, after another tough Mother’s Day I sat down to write a thank you note to these friends. I’m experiencing a little...

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TGIF

TGIF is a common phrase whereby people celebrate the coming weekend and an end to the working week. How about TGIGF? Thanking God it’s Good Friday, the day we remember the immensity of His love for us. A couple of weeks ago my son was crying and had his fingers...

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Feminism

The idea of feminism has been around for centuries, but only in the 1900’s did it develop into the concept we understand it as today. Webster’s dictionary defines a feminist as one who advocates equal rights for women. By this definition, feminism is a beautiful thing to stand for. However,...

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“Friend, why are you here?”

Spy Wednesday: we recall Judas’ betrayal. Christ’s words to Judas as he is being betrayed penetrate the soul: “Friend, why are you here?” (Matt 26:50) How often have we considered ourselves to be Christians but betrayed Christ by our words, thoughts and actions? Perhaps these words to Judas are a...

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Julian the Apostate

Stephen Beale writes of Julian the Apostate in his article titled “The Greatest Historical Miracle You’ve Never Heard Of.“ We’d never hear of Julian, either, but here is his story: After Constantine the Great, there were emperors who were heretics and emperors who adhered to Christian orthodoxy. Then there was...

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