Let Not Your Heart be Troubled

n this week’s Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent, Jesus reminds us not to allow our hearts to be “weighed down . . .with the cares of this life” (Luke 21:34)

Victory in Jesus

When Jesus tells us to take up our crosses daily (Lk 9:23), he doesn’t mean that we are to suffer continually. He means that to enter into the Resurrection, we must first enter into the passion.

Small in the Hand

He who sees all and knows all is with us even in our tiny trials.

An Unbroken Chain of Faith

For most of my life, I thought my granddaddy was the pastor of the Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church in Asheville, NC.