It is all too easy to distance ourselves from the reality of the narrative in the Gospels. On Good Friday, we reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross; without His shed blood, we would have no redemption. But we often skip a day as we rush to the triumphant joy of His resurrection. […]
Author: Katherine Walden
Today’s Agenda: Love Well
How well do we value others? Do we see them as a project, or do we see them as someone of infinite value to God and worthy of our love? Are they on our ‘to-do’ list, or are they on our ‘to-love-well’ list? Never view a person as a problem to be solved; view them […]
Forgiveness is Key to Emotional Freedom
“How do we forgive deep hurt? A good piece of advice I can give you is this: Immediately forgive the person who says or does something against you. Then the devil has no chance of letting a shadow remain in your heart.” — Corrie ten Boom Tante Corrie’s wisdom was born out of a lifetime of […]
What was John’s Secret to Longevity?
What made John the apostle? I mean… what transformed this man into the one to whom Jesus entrusted the Book of Revelation? We first encounter John in Mark 10:34, fishing with his brother and father – just doing the family business. At a simple invitation by a man they hardly knew, James and John leapt […]
Who Gave You the Position of Sole Judge and Jury?
“One of the most difficult defilements of the spirit to deal with is the critical spirit. A critical spirit has its root in pride. Because of the ‘plank’ of pride in our own eye, we are not capable of dealing with the ‘speck’ of need in someone else. We are often like the Pharisee who, […]
How Well Do You Follow the Lead?
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you how you should go. I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” This wonderful verse is one that many Christians cling to when they are seeking direction. But did you know that this Bible verse was a response from God to David when the warrior […]