Speak Up For Those Who Have No Voice

Speak up for the people who have no voice, For the rights of all the down-and-outers   Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute! (Proverbs 31.8-9, The Message)   This text from Proverbs 31 is often cited by Christian pro-lifers in support of the lives of the unborn. And rightly so! But many pro-lifers have been deafeningly silent concerning the plight of ...

Excuses, Excuses: What Keeps Us From Fulfilling God's Calling

Have you ever read some of the actual excuses people have given after being pulled over by the police: “Oh, I thought the sign I-95 meant the speed limit. Glad you didn’t catch me on State Route 210 earlier!”   One police officer said: “I stopped a guy for doing 71 mph in a 50 mph zone because he wanted to get to McDonald’s before the breakfast menu ...

How To Be Content No Matter What

With the holidays coming, many of us live with significant levels of discontent. Why is our family the way it is? Why must we struggle to make ends meet? Why don’t we experience gratitude and peace instead of stress and anxiety? In Philippians 4, the Apostle Paul says, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to ...

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