23 November 2021

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Discerning God’s answer to prayer

Discerning God’s answer to prayer


The Rev. Kathy Brumbaugh, Special Writer Background text: Romans 8:28 Devotional text: 2 Corinthians 12:9 Last week, we looked at scripture t...
17 November 2021

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How does God answer our prayers?

How does God answer our prayers?


The Rev. Kathy Brumbaugh, Special Writer Background text: Psalm 37:4 Devotional text: 1 John 5:14-15 Last week, we looked at scripture to disc...
10 November 2021

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Does God always answer prayer?

Does God always answer prayer?


Sometimes I think about all the people throughout the world who offer up prayers to God. It’s mind-boggling to think that our God does hear our prayers, and, since he is a God who knows everything, he knows what is right and wrong for us.
03 November 2021

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Hymn teaches about prayer

Hymn teaches about prayer


As a minister, I am asked from time to time how a person should offer prayers to God.
27 October 2021

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The majestic eagle

The majestic eagle


The Rev. Kathy Brumbaugh, Special Writer Background text: Deuteronomy 32:11 Devotional text: Isaiah 40:31 The American bald eagle, the embl...
20 October 2021

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God’s well of living water

God’s well of living water


In last week’s column, we looked at the importance of wells found in Old Testament scripture.
13 October 2021

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God’s well never runs dry

God’s well never runs dry


Throughout the Bible, we read about wells, those sustainers of life that give water to the thirsty. In ancient Israel, easy access to well water meant the difference between life and death.
06 October 2021

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Part II: Does God makes us holy?

Part II: Does God makes us holy?


Last week, we looked at scripture from the Old Testament, particularly in Leviticus, to discover what God means when he tells us to be holy. We found it is not anything we can do ourselves, but our holiness comes from God.
29 September 2021

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Does God make us holy?

Does God make us holy?


As I’ve been reading scripture lately, the subject of holiness keeps coming up.  Leviticus 20:26 tells us, “You shall be holy to me, for I, the Lord, am holy and have set you apart from the nations, to be my own.”
22 September 2021

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The kindness of strangers

The kindness of strangers


There are many kinds of people in today’s world. They come in all shapes and sizes and various colors of skin. But what does God see when he looks at us? We have all been made in God’s image.