The Gift of Silence in a Noisy World

Life is noisy. Kids are noisy. Co-workers are noisy. The news is noisy. Restaurants are noisy. Traffic is noisy. We are so accustomed to noise that we often avoid silence. We have music playing while we read. We leave the tv on while we're at home. We sometimes turn on fans or even phone apps that make "white noise" so we can sleep with noise. Even our church services avoid silence. When is the last time you were silent?When is the last time you turned off the noise? True, you aren't able… Read More

Do You Have Enough Faith to Rest?

I often find myself over-working, over-thinking, and over-doing life. For any of us who put our hearts into our lives, we can end up carrying stress to the point that it affects our ability to rest.  Resting is not merely the physical act of reclining or sleeping. No – there are many times I have been in a physical posture of rest while not being at rest.  Resting is not a position of your body, but a posture of your soul.  Is your mind at rest? Is your will (your decision making… Read More

Each Meal Is an Opportunity

Our fast-food society must rediscover the value of the covenant meal. Whereas many people think that each meal is all about the food, generations of our ancestors understood that meals were opportunities to enjoy and build relationships. Certainly ancient Jewish families understood the value of eating together. Paul wrote a letter to the church in Corinth, reminding them to not lose sight of the true value of the covenant meal. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (‭1 Corinthians‬… Read More

Rest, my soul.

Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. (Psalms 116:7 NLT) The triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – created us in His image as triune beings. Each of us is a spirit who has a soul, and who lives in a body. Therefore, true health in a person’s life is only attained when our total being is functioning properly. My SPIRIT was made perfect when I put my faith is Jesus Christ. “Old things have passed away, and all things have become… Read More