Holding on to Your Peace…Even During the Most Horrific Circumstances

An artist's rendition of Stephen's death and heavenly vision. The story of Stephen in the book of Acts has always been fascinating to me because during the most violent and tragic part of his life – the day of his death – Stephen is still able to maintain incomprehensible peace and a powerful vision of God. If you don’t know the story, Stephen is accused of blasphemy in Acts 6 and is brought … [Read more...]

Facing Uncertainty: Holy Week and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jesus alone in the gardenArtwork by Nebiyu Assefa The season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter are the most holy days on the Christian calendar. However, the coronavirus pandemic took center stage and distracted many of us – and rightly so. Many of us have never faced a pandemic or the shut down everything. No work. No school. No dining out. No congregating, and no church. These are indeed … [Read more...]

How’s Your Spiritual Diet?

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”—Proverbs 4:23 (NIV). Diet affects our bodies for better or worse. It's the same in the spirit. When I was in college, I could eat anything. It didn’t matter if it was fast food or healthy food. I could go to late night on campus and indulge in whatever I wanted. It was awesome. However, I am now at the age where I … [Read more...]