Peacemaking in a hostile world

For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both […]

Read More

Boating with Jesus

By Erika Rizkallah Yesterday I had lunch with Kathy, a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. As we settled into our seats at Panera, a woman rushed up to us. “I saw you sitting here and I just had to pop over and say hello,” she gushed. “You’re a hard woman to get […]

Read More

Marriage and a wife’s self-esteem

By Erika Rizkallah Recently, I had an enlightening discussion with a gentleman in my writer’s critique group. He’s a man dedicated to God and is writing a book that will help other men. He submitted a devotion about marriage – an analogy based on his time spent hiking the Appalachian Trail. His piece promoted perseverance […]

Read More

Helping kids understand prayer

By Erika Rizkallah The other night as we were praying together my son, Sam, said, “Mom, how do you talk to someone you can’t see?” “Well, it’s the same as talking to anyone you have a relationship with. Like me or dad.” “Yeah, but how do you know God’s real? We can’t actually see him.” […]

Read More

Love and lies: Have you gotten sucked into a gossip triangle?

Three weeks ago, my 17-year old daughter was the object of a severe bullying attack by several of her best friends. She considers these kids her family and so do we. We love them like family, minister to them when the need arises and eat hundreds of pizzas. They are all Christians doing ministry together. […]

Read More