Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

Dr. B. Howard (Howie) Stevenson was the much-loved Pastor of Worship and Arts at the Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton in Southern California for decades. Every Sunday, Howie led the choir, orchestra, and congregation into beautiful moments of deep and thoughtful...
Wonderfully Natural

Wonderfully Natural

But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of...
What Lingers?

What Lingers?

Hope has been our companion through these May spring days. Coming to the end of the month, I wonder what thought or picture might still be with you? Perhaps the connection of hope based on God’s character has stirred your thinking. Or maybe it’s the idea that hope is...
What Lingers?

Everything Made New

And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” — Revelation 21:5 NLT This is the grand truth on the horizon that I need to drink in with my...
What Lingers?

Until We Cease to Breathe

During an intense season of prayer for our younger son, I wore a locket that held two tiny phrases: “only by Your power” (Psalm 44:3), and “only by prayer” (Mark 9:29). The weight of that necklace against my chest reminded me to pray with hope. In the account of Mark...