By James Hopkins - Here’s one of the things I heard while the Cathedral of Notre Dame was burning: Even before the spire fell, some Christians on Facebook were commenting, It’s just a building, and buildings don’t matter. The only thing that really matters is what happens inside. And, so, in a way, this is … Continue reading The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord
By Paul Koch - What a great day this is to be together in our Lord’s house. A day of singing loud and long, of celebrating with family and friends, of simply rejoicing that our Lord lives. Today we get to the heart of our hope as Christians, for the tomb is empty and victory … Continue reading Surprised by Life
By Tim Winterstein - Today is a day for the silence of God. Through all the false accusations, the trials, the beating, the mocking, the crucifying: silence and abandonment. Jesus, the Son, cries out, asking why God, His Father, has forsaken Him, and there is no answer. For everyone who has prayed and heard no … Continue reading The Silence of God
By Joel A. Hess - “Why would God allow that?” she mumbled through tears as she sat bent over with her head in her hands. It was too awful for me to offer some shallow divine plan. What answer would really matter? Even if God Himself told her every detail of why her child drowned, … Continue reading Why do good things happen to bad people?
By Cindy Koch - Wherever you look you will find me there In the heart of a rose, In the heart of a prayer On butterflies’ wings, on wings of my own, To you I’m gone, but I’m never alone – I am home.” Death is a terrifying enemy. We all know that. Most of … Continue reading Embezzled Comfort
By Cindy Koch - As a Christian, it should be a natural thing to know how to pray. The Word of God is powerful. In the middle of a confused and darkened world, we take comfort in the light. The Word of God distinguishes between the right and the wrong, the good and the bad, … Continue reading Confident Prayers
By Paul Koch - Ever since my wife and I returned from our adventure backpacking in the High Sierras, I’ve found myself daydreaming about getting back out into the wilderness. There is something so peaceful and exhilarating about being out amongst the lodgepole pines and following a rugged trail through water crossings and over mountain … Continue reading Into the Wilderness