Feelings – Friend Or Foe?

At every Italian wedding I’ve attended (which is plenty!), inevitably the celebration builds to a point when a popular song comes over the P.A. system. The song is called, “Feelings”. What about feelings? Sometimes they’re expressed as goose bumps or tears, but can we...

July 13, 2018

When Ezra arrived with his delegation, he found that the Temple had been rebuilt, but not the city walls. Spiritually, many of the returning exiles were in bad shape. They had intermarried with the heathen. Immorality and idolatry were rampant. When Ezra learned of...

The Promises Of God

It’s fascinating to examine the Scriptures and unwrap God’s promises to us. God’s love and perfect will are at the core of each and every promise. Of course, the sureness of any promise can only be measured by the one making it. As mortal beings we, despite our best...

July 12, 2018

Before beginning the long and dangerous journey back to Jerusalem, Ezra ordered the people to pray and fast. As they humbled themselves before God, they sought His guidance and asked for His protection. As heavenly-bound pilgrims, we also need God’s guidance and...

The Church As The Body Of Christ

The body of Christ, the church, is likened in Scripture to the human body; and just as every part of our physical body (seen and unseen) has to be working together to insure good health and optimum function, such holds true in the church. The church is not as healthy...