Calming Promises from the Prince of Peace

Bethlehem was all hustle and bustle as people from all over returned to pay their taxes. Street vendors saw the opportunity and likely set up early. Inn managers were a mix of excited and stressed as their rooms filled to capacity. Tax collectors saw dollar signs as people entered the streets of the ancient city…

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Our Hope is in the God of Hope

This Christmas week, I’ve been memorizing Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” It’s been a rough year in too many ways to count: political instability, the pandemic, social…

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