The Empty Tomb

The Empty Tomb

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3 NIV) On Easter Sunday, these words, “He is not here; for he has risen”...
Training Our Hearts in Truth

Training Our Hearts in Truth

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27 ESV)   The infection rate was going up, and the Italian government was threatening drastic measures to contain the pandemic while racing to administer the vaccine. After a few weeks of...
Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Isaiah 61:3 NKJV The New Year was fast approaching. I was hours away from traveling from Texas to Italy to celebrate with the man I was certain was ready to...
An Angel of Light

An Angel of Light

After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the...