Let’s Finish the Race

Two are better than one . . . . If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. Ecclesiastes 4:9–10 In the 2016 Rio Olympics, two athletes in the 5,000-meter race caught the world’s attention. About 3,200 meters into the race, New Zealander Nikki Hamblin and...

The Best Portion of All

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. Philippians 4:12 “His piece is bigger than mine!” When I was a boy my brothers and I would sometimes bicker about the size of the piece of homemade pie mom served us. One day Dad observed our...

Watch the Conductor

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1–2 World-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, has an unusual way of leading the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, a forty-four-member...

Stay Awhile

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. Hebrews 11:13 During a discussion of The Lord of the...

Carried Through

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5 I recently stumbled across some of my journals from college and couldn’t resist taking time to reread them. Reading the entries, I realized I didn’t feel about myself then the same as I do...

Rejoicing in hope

HE hope which is laid up for you in heaven.–If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied. –“Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.– Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me...