Blessings

Blessings

“May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” –  Psalm 115:15 Some words are coined especially for use in heaven, and outside the Christian community it is difficult to really understand their meaning.  Such is the […]

Bitterness

Bitterness

For we know him who said, ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ and again, ‘The Lord will judge his people.’  – Hebrews 10:30 A certain woman, bitten by a dog suspected of having rabies, was immediately rushed to […]

Light Rays

Light Rays

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7 One of the amazing things […]

Light – Darkness

Light – Darkness

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” – John 8:12 Second by second 2000 years have trickled […]

One of Those Days | Discipline

One of Those Days | Discipline

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11 If you think that you have troubles, let me […]

Patience

Patience

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5 Do you ever feel like the person who prayed, “God, give me […]

“Hello” and “Be of Good Cheer”

“Hello” and “Be of Good Cheer”

“They all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, ‘Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.’”  – Mark 6:50, NKJV When you greet someone do you say, “Howdy!” […]

Peace

Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27 “Lord, make me an instrument […]

Smile

Smile

“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  – Matthew 18:3 For many years Mother Teresa gave herself tirelessly to the downcast of Calcutta, working among the […]

Dissatisfaction and Contentment

Dissatisfaction and Contentment

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty […]

Flowers Following the Fire

Flowers Following the Fire

“I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”  – John 12:24 When fire swept through Laguna Canyon near our office one of […]

A Legacy of Prayer

A Legacy of Prayer

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three gather in my name, there am […]

Transitions

Transitions

by Dr. Harold J. Sala “For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.” – Proverbs 9:11 Transitions in life are never easy.  Remember how it was when you were a youngster and you […]

Design: From the Hand of the Designer

Design: From the Hand of the Designer

by Dr. Harold J. Sala In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1 The scientific world was impressed with the findings of a satellite which explored the reaches of space.  The Cosmic Background Explorer satellite, which […]

Chance And The Fate Of A Nation

Chance And The Fate Of A Nation

by Dr. Harold J. Sala No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man.  But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.  Psalm 75:6-7 What part does chance […]