Thankful For Everything

Thankful For Everything

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 When a teacher asked her children what they were thankful for, one little boy replied, “I’m thankful for my glasses.”  “Yes,” responded the teacher, “so you can see better, right?”  “No,” replied […]

Gratitude — Our Response To God’s Grace

Gratitude — Our Response To God’s Grace

By Dr. Harold J. Sala For if, by the trespass of one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:17 The late Dr. Louie Talbot once told of a visit to the […]

The Joy of Gratitude

The Joy of Gratitude

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Be joyful always.  1 Thessalonians 5:16 In his book, How Bad Are Your Sins?, Lance Webb tells of the time Grimaldi, an entertainer and clown who made everybody laugh, went to a renowned Paris doctor complaining of deep depression.  The doctor gave several suggestions including books to read and things to do, which didn’t seem […]

The Legacy Of A Swim

The Legacy Of A Swim

By Dr. Harold J. Sala For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just…  Genesis 18:19 Smiling, blonde and beautiful, four-year-old Ariel Krespi swam alongside her father as reporters and photographers as far away as Great Britain took […]

Rejoice!

Rejoice!

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice!  Philippians 4:4 There’s a practice which has become relatively common.  A waitress brings you your food and says, “Enjoy!”  It isn’t that I don’t appreciate that gracious word of cheer, but there’s something about saying “enjoy” that always bothers me. It may be because […]

What Would You Have Done?

What Would You Have Done?

By Dr. Harold J. Sala You shall not steal….  You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.  You shall not cover your neighbor’s wife…or anything that belongs to your neighbor.  Exodus 20:15,17 What would you do if you were unemployed, homeless and found a large sum of money?  That was exactly the situation which confronted Tom and Pauline Nichter.  In the […]

Deciding Ahead What You Will Do

Deciding Ahead What You Will Do

By Dr. Harold J. Sala But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve….  But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.  Joshua 24:15 You may have seen it yourself.  There were only a few seconds left on the clock, probably time for just one more […]

Is God Enough?

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.  Psalm 62:8 The night was cold and frigid as the U.S. transport ship Dorchester plowed through the waters of the North Atlantic off the coast of Greenland.  Aboard were 902 troops, most of whom were tossing […]

How Could You Know How I Feel?

By Dr. Harold J. Sala God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.  Psalm 68:6 “You just don’t understand!  You’ve never been through what I’m going through right now!”  Ever hear those words?  My dad often told me that.  After 60 years of married life, God took […]

You Just Don’t Understand

By Dr. Harold J. Sala But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.  Matthew 5:37, KJV “You just don’t understand!” says Deborah Tannen of men and women in conversation, in a book by the same title.  Dr. Tannen is a linguistics professor, and the book is an outgrowth of trying […]

They Will Know About God When I’m Down

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?  Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father…  John 14:9 It’s an old story but one which still speaks to my heart.  A little girl was drawing a picture in Sunday school when a teacher asked, “What are […]

What You Believe About God

By Dr. Harold J. Sala You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.  Matthew 22:29 What you believe about God profoundly affects your daily life.  It affects your marriage, your morality, and your mission in life.  What you believe about God also relates to how you think of yourself, what you do […]

What Do You Think About God?

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 One of the most important, yet seldom considered, issues today, is whether or not the Bible is to be taken seriously.  Couched in theological terms, the issue is […]

Psalm 103

By Dr. Harold J. Sala Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is with me, bless his holy name!  Psalm 103:1 The man whom the New Testament describes as a “man after God’s own heart” was fully human.  His name: David, the author of 73 of the 150 psalms you will find in your Old Testament. David, the […]

A 55-Hour Commitment

By Dr. Harold J. Sala So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.  Matthew 19:6 You have probably long forgotten about it. The cartoon showed a young man, down on his knees before a young woman, hands clasp, eyes locked as he says, “I’m just asking for a 55-hour commitment.” […]