Galatians 6:9 tells us, “Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time if we do not give up.” This verse resonates with the story of Lou Holtz, a famous Razorback football coach. Before the Orange Bowl against undefeated Oklahoma, he dismissed two star players for breaking…

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They asked him to show them a sign from heaven. —¬†Matthew 16:1b. This verse reflects a common human tendency. We often think God is testing us when faced with challenges like a friend’s illness, a personal setback, or a family conflict. In these moments, we might be tempted, like the Hebrew leaders, to ask God…

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We know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. — 2 Corinthians 4:14. When I think of heaven, I can’t help but picture my grandmother’s kitchen. The air hummed with the comforting symphony of simmering pot of greens and…

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The pastor’s sermon this morning resonated deeply. He used Hannah’s powerful words from 1 Samuel 2 about “broken bows” to address the heartbreaking issue of gun violence, particularly against children. It prompted me to revisit Hannah’s song (verses 1-10) after a long time. The phrase about “bows” is a powerful metaphor. It reminds us that…

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The past week was a whirlwind of medical appointments — an MRI, blood draws, and consultations with actual doctors and numerous messages going back and forth through various “portals.” (No, I’m not going back to college to play football). I like to get my visits done at the same time, so I can quickly forget…

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