Hope When People Disappoint You

Hope When People Disappoint You

In Jane Austen’s well-known classic novel Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth’s sister Jane is shocked when the antagonist Wickham’s true character is revealed. “What a stroke this was for poor Jane! who would have willingly have gone through the world without believing that so much wickedness existed in the whole race of mankind, as was here […]

Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Hope That Does Not Disappoint

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5) Anyone who has lived in North America is familiar with pigeons.  I grew up in a farming country in Michigan, and I have memories of […]

Don’t Devour One Another

Don’t Devour One Another

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:14-15) If you attend a rural/small town church like me you’ve been to a few potlucks. They seem to be […]

Love One Another

Love One Another

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:14-15) With all of the social media out there you’d think as Christians we’d be really good at loving each […]