Surprised By Love

A recent youtube video from the TV series “It’s a Miracle” told the story of a Russian couple who immigrated to the United States to escape religious persecution. As they celebrated Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday that occurs close to Christmas every year, they placed an electric menorah in their living room window. A menorah hasContinue reading “Surprised By Love”

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Have you ever been in a conversation with another person, and wonder if they really heard you? Perhaps their response to what you said didn’t quite match up with the topic at hand. Sometimes we’re tempted to ask: “Did you hear me?” People need to be heard. We need verification, encouragement, and acknowledgment. In ourContinue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Can We Find Peace?

What is peace. Webster’s dictionary describes it as a state of tranquility, harmony, and quiet.[1] Word Hippo gives as its opposite: war, rivalry, hate, tension and disagreement.[2] Peace may not be synonymous with love, but its opposite, war, is surely akin to hate. God tells us that peace comes from Him and He Himself isContinue reading “Can We Find Peace?”

Bravery

Bravery is not a word we hear often in conversation. Webster’s Dictionary defines it as showing mental or moral strength in facing danger, fear or difficulty. According to Webster, synonyms include: courage, gallantry, having guts, heart, grit, backbone or intestinal fortitude, and heroism. Brave people persevere; they are bold, They are not cowardly, indecisive orContinue reading “Bravery”