Higher Truth and Peace

  Higher Truth and Endless Peace  For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Councilor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace…  Isaiah 9:6-7a The theme for the 2nd … Continue reading Higher Truth and Peace

Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

Finding Grace in an Imperfect World Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Hebrews 4:16 “We live in an imperfect world. Movies, television shows, and novels inspire high expectations for life, but reality seldom flows like a … Continue reading Finding Grace in an Imperfect World

The Favor of God

Life Worship Notes—December 26, 2013  “And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.’” Luke 1:46-48a This passage from Luke is the beginning of one of the most widely read scripture passages during the Christmas season. … Continue reading The Favor of God

A Worthwhile Wait

Life Notes—December 12, 2013    “He said, ‘I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord…’” John 1:23 It was my last business trip of the year. Everything went according to schedule, until my phone rang at 5:20 on the morning I was to return home. A … Continue reading A Worthwhile Wait

A Different Peace

Life Notes—December 5, 2013    “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.”  … Continue reading A Different Peace