Jeswin Thomas Hope is alive in the world tonight It’s Christmas time again. The bell tower rings The organ sings And hope takes wings It’s Christmas time again. Hope is alive in the world tonight It’s Christmas time again. The home-fires glow Joys overflow And hope can grow It’s Christmas time again. Hope is alive […]
Last weekend here in Michigan the sky was clear and the temperatures were almost balmy. The neighborhood around Granville Cottage is called the Forest of Riverview because when they developed the subdivision they built the homes among the mature trees. Our small lot has over nine trees. All the streets are tree-lined. So Saturday and […]
Last Christmas I preached three Christmas messages based on Messianic Promises from the Old Testament. You can watch them here. Bruised But Not Crushed Keeping Hope Alive Why Would God Bless You?
When I look into the eyes of our grand children my soul longs for peace on earth. Edmund Hamilton Sears was a New-England pastor who lived through the Civil War. As the horrifying conflict approached he used a phrase from the angelic announcement of Christ’s birth to appeal for peace among humankind. The theme is […]
Last night was cold and clear. I was driving alone through the night. Driving down an old familiar stretch of road I remembered a frigid morning along that same stretch of road a few years ago. I was driving a car that was new to me. It was very early in the morning and I […]
On the way home from getting our tree one Christmastime we stopped for lunch at Cracker Barrel. It was a cold day and we had been out looking for the tree so I paused to warm myself by the open fire. There was an older man standing there. We exchanged smiles. I said; “Let’s just […]
Recently I was reading one of my Dad’s sermons published on his web-site and stumbled on an anecdote that warmed my heart. It’s a gem and shows the character of my Dad and the Dad of Dr. David Jeremiah who has been so powerfully used of God. Dr. James T. Jeremiah was the president of […]
If you have heard me speak at camp you may have heard this story and this truth. It is a very simple way to express powerful comfort and help for the rest of your life. You don’t have to know the way home if you are with the One who knows the way home.
Thanksgiving weekend (November 26, 2017) at Bethel Church I chose Psalm 145 as my text and talked about praise the the goodness of God.