Death

Courageous Martyrs

Tonight in my Bible class, we read through the books of Maccabees. It was an amazing, yet disturbing account of the oppression and martyrdom of the Jewish people. Those who failed to obey the laws of the land and chose God’s laws instead were tortured and died horrible deaths. Probably the most famous story out […]

Choose Wisely

Tonight in my Bible class, we studied the fall of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel as told in the second book of Kings. It was a ruthless story of conquest, murder, and idolatry. The bottom line is that when the people followed God, He took care of them. But when they blatantly turned away […]

Defying Gravity

I was happy to make it to the Stations of the Cross at the church tonight. It was led by the children’s choir made up of youth from Kindergarten to high school age. They were very well spoken as they described the stations and the short song for each one was lovely. A commentary that […]

Diary of Life

A friend told me today that she used to visit specific people in nursing homes – typically those who had no family or friends. When she was visiting one woman in particular, the woman said she was thinking of writing a diary, but there wouldn’t be anyone to read it. My friend said she would […]

Wisdom of Rules

Sadly, a friend and neighbor of my parents’ passed away last week. Today we attended his memorial service. Several family members and friends spoke of the man’s character and faith. It was clear how much he loved God, valued his family, and desired to make the world a better place. Several people talked about how […]

Proof of Heaven

My mom just finished reading the book, “Proof of Heaven; A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife”, by Eben Alexander MD. He didn’t believe in heaven, hell, the soul, or God. Then he was suddenly attacked by an illness that shut down his brain. While he was in a coma for 7 days, he had an […]

Holy Innocents

Today the church honors the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It remembers those tiny martyrs who have tragically lost their lives. The reading of the day is from Matthew 2:13-18 which tells the story of how king Herod ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under […]