And Now, We Wait

As I write these words, it’s a beautiful Spring afternoon. The sun is cutting through the trees, which are dancing with the wind. The birds are fluttering about and everything around seems ordinary. Yet somehow, “ordinary” is the very last word any of us would use to describe our present situations. We leave our homes … More And Now, We Wait

Ways to Grow While at Home

Stuck inside, and want to make the most of your time? Consider some of these options. Here are some recommendations courtesy of Messiah's Reformed Fellowship (URCNA). Communicate- Flip social distancing into distant socializing! Write letters to each other, especially to the older men and women of CRC Alexandria, and other members of other churches you … More Ways to Grow While at Home

The Quest for Comfort

Everybody wants to be loved. Everybody wants to be accepted, to feel safe, to feel like they belong. Sadly however, people do not always find themselves in such situations, whether by their own doing or by their circumstances. In fact, life in many ways can be described as a quest for comfort. So often this … More The Quest for Comfort

Thou Shalt Not Kill?

What is a Christian response to armed violence? Now that is a charged question for you! As the nation continues to divide itself over various moral issues, inevitably the question comes forward: How should a Christian respond? Normally these sort of ethical discussions are reserved for coffeeshops and pubs, Sunday school classrooms, and even pulpits … More Thou Shalt Not Kill?

Look at Yourself

Just this week I had the pleasure of speaking with a pastor friend of mine in India. We have been speaking and praying with each other for little over a year now. I cannot help but feel encouraged every time I have the privilege of speaking with him. Following our conversations, I am often reminded … More Look at Yourself

Don’t Abandon Each Other

In such an instant gratification society, it's easy to see why one of the greatest concerns in our day is missing out on something better. We live in a world where commitments are as fear inducing as rattling snake. The concern is always in limiting one's potential by being grounded somewhere, with someone or for … More Don’t Abandon Each Other

Admit Your Need

Have you ever met someone too proud to admit that they need help? I know this is something that I wrestle with. Why is it that none of us want to rely on other people? Ultimately, because we want to be God. This base rebellion is at the core of our desires towards sin; we … More Admit Your Need

Forgetful at Heart

Our memories are fickle things aren't they? Have you ever thought about what blessings they are? We take for granted the ordinary things: "I left my keys by the door," "I've already locked the door," etc. Indeed, there are tremendous lessons and experiences housed in the three pounds that dwell between our ears. We've all … More Forgetful at Heart

Grasping For Peace

One of the issues we regularly concern ourselves with in our world is that of anxiety. The very mention of the word can lead us toward a heart palpitation. There are very serious causes to consider when we wrestle through such matters. There may be truly vital issues at work to cause our distress, or … More Grasping For Peace