Tag: encouragement

If Then, Then Now

Encouraged and strengthened. How did it happen then? How does it happen now?

Plain Talk

When someone asks you how you are doing, how do you answer? I have a friend who would always answer, "I'm blessed and highly favored," even when he was in pain or having a horrible day. Was he ignoring reality? Or seeing life with a different perspective?

Mary the Magnifier

Mary's powerful words show us the power of God's love to turn the world upside down.

Herod’s Hubris

Read Mark 6:14-29 & Esther 5:1-8 here. So, I have to tell you right up front, I kind of lost my head over this scripture this week. But then, so did John the Baptist. What images stick with you from this story?  For me, and maybe for you, too, it’s hard to look away from ...