"Over the years, I have learned that God loves to see us at peace despite our circumstances and to hear our praises and offerings of thanksgiving for all that He has been and done for us."
"God has a calling on our lives as well and we have to recognize that His calling is contingent on our separation from the world around us. We cannot live like the world and walk in God’s anointing- it will not work."
"Remember, God’s intention is not to bring you and I out of Egypt, up the mountain, or into the promised Land to harm us. His intention is for us to know Him, worship Him and to make Him known in the earth."
"I was recently struggling with a situation that made me feel desperate to hear from the One who could see further down the road than I could. I felt like a soldier who needed specific instructions from the commander detailing what I should do and how I should do it."
"I think that the way things are laid out in the scripture are there to help us illustrate that God knows we live in a broken world and pain and suffering are a part of our experience no matter what we do to insulate ourselves from it."
"Towards the end of Jesus’ ministry, His rejection by the spiritual leadership of the nation was evident. To illustrate what was happening, Jesus spoke a parable of the 'Wicked Vinedressers.'"
"The place of “comforter” is not always an easy place to be. There is suffering all around us, and we all experience suffering by living in a broken world."
"Every year, during Passover, we remember that God stepped into the history of an obscure family of slaves, and performed mighty acts in order to deliver them from their bondage."
"We are approaching the Feast of Passover when all of Israel will recall to mind their ancestors exit from Egypt. This was a historical event that took place, but there is a deeper meaning inside the story which we all can relate to."
"In biblical times, ashes were associated with mourning. They were an external symbol of death, destruction and tragedies resembling the agony a person was going through. One example from the book of Esther was when the decree of Haman to destroy the Jews went out."