Arriving at the city of Jericho, the towering walls seemed impenetrable. Their confidence may have wavered. Excuses perhaps multiplied.

Read More

Imagine: A beautifully wrapped present rests under the Christmas tree with sparking lights and tinsel that beckons to be opened. The tag on the present says, “Merry Christmas 2019! From: God.” A red envelope rests on top with a message written in black ink that reads, “Please Open First.” On Christmas Day, you eagerly open…

Read More

A viral pandemic glacier is freezing life as we know it. When a cure is found, and the ice has melted – COVID-19 will have carved deep ruts into our social landscape. People are adapting – some more slowly than others. While businesses and organizations are pivoting to survive – others are pivoting to be…

Read More

In times of crisis, promises delivered are keenly felt. When status quo is threatened and normalcy changes, some people thrive and others just want to feel comfortable and secure. A life in Christ doesn’t rest in familiarity, comfort or security the world offers. A restless faith that longs for heaven roots itself in Christ’s promises…

Read More

It’s hard to gain a foothold for truth in today’s world. During the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, it seemed that information from health experts was changing every week. One state elected official would say one thing and another elected state official would do another. There was even a debate amongst health experts on…

Read More

Are you familiar with the term guerrilla marketing? Coined in the 1980’s, it is a phrase that describes an advertisement strategy in which a company uses surprise or unconventional low-cost interactions to spread a message or promote a product or service. The term “guerilla evangelism” has been utilized in a variety of different forms and…

Read More

Patience is considered a virtue but acts like a leaky bucket. No matter how hard you try to keep it full, the water is always running out. My problem is not an empty bucket but trying to find it. Like wallets, car keys, glasses, and iPhones, patience is a virtue that I keep losing. I…

Read More

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho recently celebrated its twenty-fifty anniversary. The Lord is blessing the gospel ministry and giving thanks to him for almost six hundred baptized members. The WELS Board of Home Missions is providing support to help Cross of Christ begin a second site. With explosive growth in the Treasure…

Read More