• Buds of Promise

    Something new After a cold, grey Budapest winter, seeing the buds on the trees in late March fills my heart with hope.  I never realized before this year that I enjoy the buds more than the actual leaves and flowers that they blossom into.  There is something so special about...

  • For Those Who Know Not What They Do

    The first words Jesus said from the Cross were these: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” The sentence startles us because we understand so little about what’s really happening in our midst. To this point, Jesus had suffered through the miscarriages of Jewish and Roman justice...

  • Cast Down but Not Forsaken

    The awareness of shame is a reckoning with lost innocence, the realization that one now has the potential to hurt another and be hurt, to honor God and to dishonor Him. Shame is the pervasive effect and affect of sin. Shame is the raincoat of the soul, repelling the living...

  • A Most Honest Prayer

    “Help my unbelief.” This petition was presented to Jesus by a man with a demon-afflicted son. He had brought the boy to Christ’s disciples for deliverance. At first, no relief came. Then, Jesus showed up, fresh from His transfiguration on the mount with Peter, James, and John (see Mark 9)....

  • Easter

    Is America becoming a post-Christian society? What does it mean for us Christians? It directly affects believers who try to win lost souls because an unsaved person’s ground of decision making may be skewed or obscured in the river of moral relativism. See, much of contemporary thought leans toward “fate”...