Blessed to be a Blessing

W. Clement Stone said, “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” Generous people with caring hearts discover ways to bless others.

From Cancer Diagnosis to Earring Empire


Sometimes, the worst news becomes the pathway for the best plan. The unexpected detour becomes the road we should travel. Sometimes, we make it up as we go along...

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

A church member recently had knee replacement surgery, and his procedure reminded me of an experience from my previous pastorate. A senior lady chose to have both knee replacements done...

New Bible Published to Help Catholics in Scriptural Knowledge

A new Bible was designed by Bible scholars to help Catholics “make sense” of the Scripture and change the perception that studying the Scripture is a practice of Protestants. The...

But For the Grace of God

The desire to engage in worthwhile dialogue is sometimes more nutritious than a meal.

Ask not what your church can do for you

My hopes simultaneously soared and deflated at the same time. We had a new young family with six children visiting our church that morning. They had just moved to...

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

We’re studying “the prayers of a missionary heart” on Sunday mornings, and recently examined Paul’s petition in Ephesians 1:15-21, “A Prayer for Spiritual Enlightenment.” Our challenge is to pray...

Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from...

Shepherd’s Gate: Living in a House of Hope

Thirty-four years ago, Alice Ann was a naturalist at Sunol Park in Northern California when she began taking the homeless into her own home.

The Difficulty of Finding Love

A father had two sons who he loved very much. In fact, his love for them was perfect and unending. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, neither son realized his father’s love.