Hope for the Hopeless

From Isaiah 61:1-3... To those who think that their lives are so broken that they have no more heart to try… To those who are bound up in various addictions and besetting sins so that real liberty seems like a cruel mirage… To those who think they will never experience again the favor of the … Continue reading Hope for the Hopeless

The Power of the Word of God in a Young Pastor’s Life

J.I. Packer, as a young pastor, found himself “marginalized, isolated and required to work on unfulfilling and flawed agendas, in a manner that made him think of the Israelites having to make bricks for Pharaoh.” He claims to have lived “like Moses in Midian, with frustration in [his] heart, wondering what God could possibly be … Continue reading The Power of the Word of God in a Young Pastor’s Life

Hope for Aging Saints When the Storms of Life Come

I am starting to read a book that was recently co-authored by one of the members of our church, Dr. Michael Parker. It is entitled A Vision for An Aging Church: Renewing Ministry by and for Seniors. Here's an encouraging nugget in the prologue. The majority of older Christians, by virtue of living so long, … Continue reading Hope for Aging Saints When the Storms of Life Come

An Interview Worth Watching

If you missed this interview done by Rick Karle of Fox 6 Sports that was shown this past Saturday, let me urge you to take a few minutes and watch it. I would especially commend to you the words of Ashley Harrison's mom at the end of the interview. It's powerful, comforting, and tearful! http://www.myfoxal.com/story/15384923/carson-tinker-and-ashley-harrison#.TmTKhVDXnF4.facebookContinue reading An Interview Worth Watching

Living with Hope – Henri Nouwen

"Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things-the weather, human relationships, the economy, the political situation, and so on-will get better. Hope is the trust that God will fulfill God's promises to us in a way that leads us to true freedom. The optimist speaks about concrete changes in the … Continue reading Living with Hope – Henri Nouwen