Posts with the tag “joy”
Beware of Your Credentials
September 17th, 2023
Philippians 3:1-6In the academic and professional world, we’re told to put our best foot forward and make a positive impression when we apply for a program or position. Sometimes we prepare a resume, ...
The Litmus Test of Humility
August 27th, 2023
Philippians 2:14-18Do any students or teachers know what a litmus test is? In the most specific sense, a litmus test is a chemical process that reveals the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a liquid ...
June 4th, 2023
Philippians 1:15-18Our culture consumes sarcasm, witty comebacks, name-calling, and verbal putdowns like an undisciplined child consumes candy and soda. We find ourselves strangely drawn towards this ...
Why Things Happen
May 28th, 2023
Philippians 1:12-14Members of the armed forces, whether soldiers or veterans, understand a concept called “military (or tactical) advantage.” When applied, this concept enables soldiers to assess the ...
A Prayer for Our Church
May 21st, 2023
Philippians 1:9-11In the year 2000, twelve jurors in Kentucky used an unconventional method to decide the verdict for Phillip Givens, who had been accused of killing his girlfriend. Of the twelve juro...
A Divine Partnership
May 14th, 2023
Philippians 1:3-8What is anxiety? It is a whole-person response to stressful information and experiences, whether real or imagined. It manifests itself through fearful emotions, apprehensive thoughts,...
A Big Hello from Prison
May 7th, 2023
Philippians 1:1-2Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of research raised awareness of a dramatic rise in anxiety in the U.S., which was only heightened by the national COVID ordeal. This problem ...
Sent by the Resurrected Christ
April 16th, 2023
You know the feeling. For one reason or another, you are speaking in public tomorrow and you’re afraid.Maybe you have a class presentation at your school or you have some lines to recite in the school...
Let Go and Go Tell
April 9th, 2023
It’s hard to let go of those you love. Yet doing this is a regular experience of life. We let go of our family, friends, neighbors, classmates, cultures, homes, and familiar surroundings when we move ...