Posts with the tag “hope”
A Leap of Faith
by Peggy Brumfield on January 18th, 2021
We’ve had a rough past year and as we’ve entered 2021, the enemy has not let up on his attack. As I thought about the global, national and personal crises we face, I was struck by the uncanny deceit of Satan. Picture him throwing everything he has at the world, at us, so fast that we can’t catch our breath. It’s like one wave after another. Maybe you feel that way too sometimes.Have you ever seen ...
Breathe On Us
by Peggy Brumfield on January 17th, 2021
Covid-19 is still racing through our nation and our families. In its wake, it leaves destruction including loss of loved ones and friends, loss of jobs and housing, and even lack of food to eat for some. The division within has also reached new levels leaving us anxious and in disbelief. Our only hope is Jesus and we pray this week that the world and our nation will listen to the call of the Holy ...
Let Me Be Like An Ant
by Peggy Brumfield on January 16th, 2021
We are facing two great dilemmas in our nation and each day both are front and center in our minds: the relentless rise of COVID and the ever widening division of our people. One issue alone would be overwhelming, but both at the same time is exhausting. All of us have been impacted directly or indirectly by both. And both issues keep us apart.Let’s call a duck a duck. This is the work of the enem...
by Peggy Brumfield on January 13th, 2021
My brother is so special to me. Growing up as kids, he wanted to follow me everywhere I went and as I got older, that became an issue. (You older siblings know what I mean.) But let someone bother him, and I’d jump in the middle, ready to intercede, whether it was with our parents or others.Maybe you’ve interceded for someone in a mediation case or in a court of law. You played the role of someon...
I Will Fear No Evil
by Peggy Brumfield on January 10th, 2021
It can be so easy to feel broken by all the unrest, sickness and death surrounding us right now. We are walking in unprecedented times and we need unprecedented solutions. Those can only come through the Hope of our salvation, Jesus. In the midst of it all, His victory is our victory. But to be victorious, we must not walk in fear, but in confidence knowing that He is with us. This week, join us a...
From Mercy To Love
by Peggy Brumfield on January 9th, 2021
It’s been quite a week! Coronavirus rising and the number of deaths climbing. We watched uncontrolled anger and frustration turn into an assault on our Capital. We witnessed government officials rise above the chaos to keep our republic moving smoothly. We continued to feel the impact of the virus on our finances, our minds, and our ability to live normally. And we are dealing with everyday trials...
by Peggy Brumfield on January 7th, 2021
The Star Wars series is classic. I’m sure you have your favorite movie and character. There are many lessons we can learn from this series that are appropriate for us today. The original film is called “A New Hope.” Isn’t that what we seek today given our current circumstances? The overall story is about what happens in the galaxy where humans and aliens co-exist with robots, and space travel bet...
Jesus Changes Everything
by Peggy Brumfield on December 19th, 2020
We’ve been on a roller coaster of change for months and the roller coaster hasn’t stopped yet. We’ve gone from joyful highs, large and small, to some steep dips that seem like they have no bottom. Our emotions have been trying to keep up with the hope, the fears, the doubts and the faith. It’s been tough to hang on sometimes because just when we get used to one change, another one just happens.Do ...
by Peggy Brumfield on December 11th, 2020
Praise and worship were the first actions taken when Jesus was born. Imagine how the Israelites felt. They had waited for hundreds of years. It took fourteen generations from Abraham to the birth of the Messiah. They waited for Immanuel, “God with us.”This tiny baby would save His people from sin, a heavy burden placed on the shoulders of a child. The night Jesus was born, the stars were shining s...
What's On Your Christmas List
by Peggy Brumfield on December 10th, 2020
This is the time of year when Christmas lists are made, hints are dropped and commercials never seem to end. If you have kids or grandkids, they can’t wait to give you their lists of what they just can’t do without. But this is 2020 and for the first time, we will experience Christmas during a pandemic. How different the lists may be this year. What’s on your Christmas list?If you’re having troubl...
A Living Christmas Card
by Peggy Brumfield on December 9th, 2020
Why do we send Christmas cards each year? Most of us send cards because that’s tradition, and some of us send cards because someone sent us one. The Christmas card was actually invented by a very wealthy Englisman who was too busy to reach out to all of his family and friends. So he developed a postcard with just a few words to wish them a merry Christmas. Somehow the idea caught on and the Hall b...
by Peggy Brumfield on December 7th, 2020
We are entering our second week of Advent and our focus is on Peace. You know, in order to have peace, you have to be still. Being still can be a challenge, though, for many of us. Our culture rewards busyness and multitasking. The spinning plate syndrome receives accolades: the more plates you can spin, the more successful you are. But Jesus actually taught something very different, be still, pea...
Hope Has A Name
by Peggy Brumfield on December 5th, 2020
Our first week of Advent is coming to a close. Our focus for this week has been Hope, and Hope has a name. That name is so powerful, that it can heal, save and give eternal life. That name can break chains and demolish walls. And we have full access to that name.As we close out this week, let’s remember why we are hopeful and in whom we put our trust and faith. His birth is the best promise ever f...
My World Needs You
by Peggy Brumfield on December 4th, 2020
The world Jesus was born into wasn’t too different from ours. There was a crisis and a meltdown, both politically and socially. There were revolutionary ideas and great divisions among the people. The Roman Empire ruled over the Jews at this time, and the Jews wanted a Messiah to come and bring order to the chaos.God didn’t send an army of angels to take over, nor did He send a full grown Jesus to...
by Peggy Brumfield on December 3rd, 2020
All of us have waited for something: a job, a home or someone to love. Waiting isn’t hard when what we desire comes quickly. Having patience to wait beyond our expectations can be much harder. Many prayers have included the question, “How long?”Waiting can test our patience, and we can often get discouraged thinking the Lord isn’t hearing our cry. We live in a 30 minute culture. Nothing should tak...
The Line of Hope
by Peggy Brumfield on November 30th, 2020
Many Christians observe Advent, the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The word “advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus which means “coming.” Not just any kind of coming, but a significant event that is anticipated with great expectation. We are living between two events: the incarnation of Christ (when God came to earth in human form) and the expectation of His second coming...
Are You Listening
by Peggy Brumfield on November 27th, 2020
“A voice came from the cloud, saying, ‘This is My Son, whom I have chosen; listen to Him.’”Luke 9:35Have you ever wondered why God gave us two ears and one mouth? Perhaps He was trying to tell us something—listening is more important than talking. There is an art to listening. You actually have to choose to listen and that means paying attention. That means you can’t talk and listen at the same t...
Jumping The Hurdles
by Peggy Brumfield on November 14th, 2020
With the uptick of people infected by COVID-19 and the predictions scientists and the CDC are making about the near future, it is easy to see we’re headed into rough water again. We have all prayed for deliverance from the pandemic and we have waited patiently for a cure. For some of us, we feel a bit defeated because we hoped we would be in a better place. What do we do with disappointment especi...
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