I AM the Good Shepherd

Jesus’ “I AM” statements continue to bring comfort. He said: . “Before Abraham was, I am,” (John 8:58). (i.e. He is eternal.)   “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it,” (John 1:5.)   “I … Continued

Easter Joy

Easter has always been my favorite holiday. What joy to know that Jesus rose from the dead! Because he lives, we too shall live forever in heaven with him! I’d like to share my favorite Easter song with you: “Christ … Continued

Why Does God Allow Pain?

Sometimes things happen in our lives that we don’t understand. We know God is all-powerful and all-loving, so why would he allow the death of a loved one, or of a marriage? Why would he allow a worldwide pandemic or … Continued

Who is Jesus Christ To You?

          To many, he is just a man who lived over 2000 years ago, who did and said many good things before dying on a Roman Cross. To others, he is nothing at all—they don’t even … Continued

Let’s Go and See the Baby

This song was formerly titled Christ is Born, but I found out another song is called that. So this is called Let’s Go and See the Baby. It’s a song about the reaction of the Shepherds to the news from … Continued

Questions about Running the Race

In 2016, my devotional titled “Running the Race,” published in The Upper Room, prompted an interesting discussion. I am reprinting it here. A reader asked many questions to clarify what I believed. I answered: Thank you, Elias, for commenting on my … Continued

Who is Jesus Christ to You?

To many he is just a man who lived 2000 years ago, who did and said many good things, then unfortunately was killed on a Roman Cross. To others, he is nothing at all—they don’t even think about him unless … Continued

A Prayer for the New Year

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Out of archive for January 1, 2019 Empower My Words  posted in: poem, Prayer, Purpose |  2 Empower my words, gracious Father, that I may proclaim thy truth! You who spoke and it came to be, you whose Word came to live in me, Grant … Continued

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