Jesus’ presence makes good company

Leonard Lauriault The Christmas season is now upon us. An article I read recently about Christmas mentioned that the book of Matthew begins and ends with reminders that God is with us, which is the meaning of Jesus’ name – Immanuel (Matthew 1: 20-23; 28: 18-20). God had made this promise throughout history and fulfilled […]

God deserves our thanks

Debra Whittington “I know thy works … for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” Revelation 3:8 Ever since I heard a sermon based on John’s words to the church at Philadelphia (not Pennsylvania), one verse has stuck with me: Revelation 3:8. While the whole verse […]

God uses his creation to demonstrate his love

Leonard Lauriault My wife found a clump of grass growing in the shape of a heart with a similarly shaped dead spot in the center so that the green fringe formed a valentine (believe it or not, but I have pictures). It was a sweet moment beyond causing romantic thoughts of valentines in September. First, […]

Notes from the Church Lady: Forgiveness proves challenging, rewarding

Debra Whittington “If it be possible…, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18

God’s love lets our souls take flight

Leonard Lauriault

Notes from the Church Lady: God’s love transcends popularity

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God answers those who ask in prayer

Leonard Lauriault We may miss out on God’s very great blessings because we don’t ask for them specifically. For example, I had no clue what my next article would be about (this article, in fact). My prayer was, “Lord, give me an idea, and soon.” Then I emailed a loved one who expected to hear […]

Jesus’ name comes with guidelines

Leonard Lauriault I noticed an interesting combination of words and symbols on the back of another car while sitting at a red light recently. First, the words “Flex Fuel” were prominently displayed indicating that the car’s engine can run on fuel containing from 0 to 85% ethanol (E85), with the remainder being gasoline. While these […]

Righteous path possible in Sin City

It’s amazing how things come together. While on a business trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, this summer, several independent incidents formed a common train of thought for me. (It really was a work trip only, I promise.) First, my hotel room mirror was lighted from within. Still, all of it, except the middle, steamed up […]

Everybody needs companionship

Debra Whittington “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly” Proverbs 18:24