Cross Words: Too hard not to pray

Cross Words: Too hard not to pray

I’ve often said how hard it is for me to pray. And I still struggle to pray as God desires. But I’m learning that I can only go so long wi...

August 12th, 2021 |  


Search the Scriptures: Faith and Godliness

Search the Scriptures: Faith and Godliness

In the 16th chapter of Acts, a Philippian jailer, suitably impressed by the Apostle Paul and his companion, Silas, asked the apostle what he needed to...

August 5th, 2021 |  


God’s Kids Korner: The Woman at the well and Gatorade

God’s Kids Korner: The Woman at the well and Gatorade

I know a lot of you play sports in the summer. You need to drink to stay hydrated, so many of you have sports drinks to help you cool off. You might e...

August 5th, 2021 |  



A lifetime of investment gets good gains

A lifetime of investment gets good gains

Terry and I have an anniversary on Monday. We married Aug. 9, 1975, in Lisbon, Maryland. This year makes our forty-sixth year. We probably would have ...

August 5th, 2021 |  


Cross Words: You can stop trying to figure it out

Cross Words: You can stop trying to figure it out

I used to be an early riser. But I’m becoming more of a night owl. It’s common for me to drink a cup of coffee at 10 o’clock and go ...

August 5th, 2021 |  


Search the Scriptures: Listen to God’s message

Search the Scriptures: Listen to God’s message

The prophet Amos had not always been a prophet. He started out his working life as herdsman and a tree pruner in the nation of Judah. But God called h...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Be a giver of mercy

Be a giver of mercy

I was given definite orders not to relate the following anecdote. So, I am not going to tell it. Nonetheless, the name of “the person” wil...

July 29th, 2021 |  


God’s Kids Korner: Understanding The Lord’s Prayer

God’s Kids Korner: Understanding The Lord’s Prayer

Most of you have heard or even know the Lord’s Prayer. It is in the Bible in two different places: Luke 11:1-4 and Matthew 6: 9-15. Jesus was a ...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Cross Words: Trust God more than yourself

Cross Words: Trust God more than yourself

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight y...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Cross Words: Grace-empowered rest

Cross Words: Grace-empowered rest

Last week, I wrote about grace-empowered work. But we also need to understand grace-empowered rest.Most of us realize our need for help when it comes ...

July 22nd, 2021 |