The Season of Peace For Those With Whom God is Pleased

"And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I [...]

Fear Not

Psalm 118:6-7 “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.” Psalm 34:4 “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.” Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in [...]

Be of Good Cheer

  In reading the Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxas, I was struck by how Bonhoeffer maintained his joy and basic Christian goodness even in the midst of persecution while in prison.  Like Joseph in the Bible, even the prison authorities were drawn to him, finding him genuinely kind and generous - even those guards who were despised [...]