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FAITHFULNESS, AWAKENING, and JOY! The year 2016 has been for us the year of FAITH as the Lord has emphasized the importance of being awake and ready for the coming AWAKENING, and as He has reminded us that at the heart of our Faith is an enduring sense of JOY that the world can’t destroy… […]

Unspeakably FAITHFUL That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ; Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you […]

FAITHFUL THANKSGIVING Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.  (James 1:2) As we celebrate Thanksgiving, it seems right to remind ourselves […]

FAITHFUL Remnant AS many of you know, Randy Campbell Jr. and I had the privilege of attending the inaugural gathering of the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) on October 7th in Chicago. It was a profoundly hopeful experience for both of us—and the more than 1800 others we joined with. Both Shiloh and First Church have […]

The FAITH of Godly Men More than once in Chapter 5 of Daniel, the Scripture says that Daniel had an “excellent spirit” within him. He had been called in by King Belshazzar to interpret the handwriting on the wall. As you recall, Belshazzar had foolishly exalted himself and had brought the golden vessels (cups) from […]

Undignified FAITH And I will be even more undignified than this, and will be humble in my own sight.         (2 Samuel 6:22) Dignity is something I have thought about often the last couple months—or more accurately, the loss of dignity. Three hospital stays and a flurry of medical treatments has stripped […]

FAITH in Praise I always enjoy reading through the Prophet Isaiah but something jumped off the page last week as we were reading it together that I want to share with you from Isaiah 60. Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call […]

FAITH in the Family I suppose I was swayed by the commercials, but I did it anyway. I had my DNA tested by Ancestry.com. Tina did so as well. The results came back just today… Not surprisingly, my ethnic background is about half German, and about half from the area of Great Brittan/Scotland/Ireland. But there […]

My dear friend John West sent me this quotation, which both he and I find to be very helpful. “Suffering is not God’s desire for us, but it occurs in the process of life. Suffering is not given to teach us something, but through it we may learn. Suffering is not given to punish us, […]

Fragrant FAITH If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. (Proverbs 25:21-22) Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath… “If your […]