Poem: Jesus Is The Cure for This Hostile World

The world is broken in so many ways. War and jealousy are seen every day. Is there a cure for this hostility? Is there any hope for civility? Should we pray for peace and tranquility? The answer must be a resounding yes! Dear humanity, do not curse but bless. Love like God and we will... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Hope Found In The Void

Heavenly stars dance In galaxies of cold space. Hope found in the void. The stars tell a story. They are millions of miles away in a cold and chaotic universe. And yet stars shine so brilliantly in the midst of the dark void. The stars are crafted by God's handiwork. He told Abraham to count... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Windowpane Soul

Windy rain sneaks in through my rigid windowpane. Tears fall out my eyes. Storms of life come upon us quickly. Betrayal, loss of a friend, disease, and unemployment are just a few common afflictions we experience. In our storms, we try to hold in the emotions. We bottle them inside thinking that this is the... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Seasons

The sleepy winter Awakes to the crackling lake. Spring revives nature. The winter is a dormant season. Nature slows down and gets sleepy. But when the ice begins to melt and the sun strengthens, crackles are heard from frozen lakes, rivers, and ponds. Winter awakes into spring. Spring arrives and revives nature. The cycle of... Continue Reading →

Poem: The Traveler’s Journey To Hope

Traversing through the valley below Evergreen trees are laden with snow. Sunset sparkles off the frosty lake Deer fall asleep while the owl awakes Stars take their turn in the misty sky Blue moon shines the traveler's eye She reaches for pine cones and briar Plants a green tent and starts a fire. The morning... Continue Reading →

Dear Church, Love Always Triumphs Over Hate.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on... Continue Reading →

Five Important Aspects to Establish in Christian Counseling

What issues should be covered in an introductory session with a counselee regardless of the counseling issue? The first session is paramount to a healthy counseling relationship. It establishes a connection between the counselor and the counselee. For instance, the counselee may actively discern if the counselor is congenial and willing to support them throughout... Continue Reading →

God the Encourager

We can often feel overwhelmed by our circumstances. For many people, the pressure of finals, school, traveling, and holiday seasons can get us down. For me, I can get overwhelmed with traveling. Last year, my wife, son, and I flew to Ukraine and had a wonderful time. It was great, believe me! But on the... Continue Reading →

What does the Bible say about Suicide?

Did you know that every year over 40,000 people commit suicide? On average, about 8 out of 10 individuals who take their life are males, and the majority of them are ethnically white--followed by American Indians, Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics. Moreover, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults--killing more people than... Continue Reading →

The Hope of our Inheritance is Found in Christ

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you (1... Continue Reading →

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