Love in the Time of Anarchy

By G. P. Avants   “ Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27    Today I asked a student if she was getting close to graduation. She said yes, but one teacher had failed so she had to stay a little longer. … Continue reading Love in the Time of Anarchy

We Have a Problem

“Therefore prepare your minds for action…”
                                        I Peter 1:13 Do you remember the movie about the real Apollo 13 mission? I think we have all heard or seen examples from this story. There was a problem: These three astronauts had an accident in space and they were in danger. The solution: Find a way to get them home. Here’s what I loved about that … Continue reading We Have a Problem

You’re the Right Man for the Job

“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”                                            Luke 6:31               Have you ever wondered if you are right where you were meant to be? Or how about if our life really makes a difference in a … Continue reading You’re the Right Man for the Job

These Boots Were Made for Walking

  “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.”                                                                 Romans 10:15   In Memory of Officer Lesley Zerebny   We walked on a dirt path to Lesley’s memorial. It was … Continue reading These Boots Were Made for Walking

Audacious Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

“(They) continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and much grace was upon them all.”                                                                                      Acts 4:33   C.S. Lewis … Continue reading Audacious Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

Think like a Villain, Act Like a Hero

  “Behold I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”                           Matthew 10:16   Welcome to backward Earth. Here, right is wrong and wrong is normal. The dirt beneath our feet is honored, while the heavens above are walked over. God is viewed as an iron-fisted, out of touch tyrant and the … Continue reading Think like a Villain, Act Like a Hero

4th, but Really 1st.

It is the 4th of July. I am looking at THE Statue of Liberty as I am writing this. What a site even from the bottom. I am thankful to be in NY today.  To be honest, it is sort of ironic to be in this spot with my attitude towards the state of our country. I was very patriotic for years and always excited … Continue reading 4th, but Really 1st.