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The Joy of the People of the Cross

I practically had to force myself to watch the devastating video of the 21 Coptic Christians being beheaded by the enemies of Christ, the Islamic State. I thought of every reason not to let my eyes see it, but my deciding reason for watching it was to witness (albeit on a video and separated by thousands of miles) the reality of today’s persecuted Church that is described…

Piercing Some of the Darkness of Halloween

We have entered the season of pumpkins, fall festivals, costumes, and candy. Houses are creatively decorated with autumn colors and frightening props to signify that fall is here and with this turning of the leaves, comes Halloween. This scary holiday gets tons of attention and is the focal point of all the parties. Because of Halloween, Wal-Mart rearranges its store to…

Are You Someone After God’s Own Heart?

In Acts 13:22, Paul describes the special relationship between God and David through God’s words: “I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will”. This famous phrase has been passed down and we even use it today when describing our relationship with others. For instance, if my daughter, Ellie, comes up to me and says, “Dad, I want to…