Tag: Love

God is Love, but Does He Hate?

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love, does not know God, because God is love.“ 1 John 4:7-8 ESV Have you ever been in a conversation with someone,… Continue Reading “God is Love, but Does He Hate?”

Pruning Day

I went out of my way to help. I rearranged things in my day to be there, and God brought things to mind that may have been overlooked. It’s always more fun to offer to do things before you’re asked! Yet, in all of… Continue Reading “Pruning Day”

Fear Not

Written by Guest Writer, Stacey Hill Michigan, USA; September 2000 We announced to our family that God had overwhelmingly showed us that the way He would expand our family was through an international adoption from the country of Ukraine. Our peace in this decision… Continue Reading “Fear Not”

Forgive? Why Should I?!?

You’ve been hurt…again. Your emotions have taken a beating, and you’re feeling a bit like a punching bag. The last thing you want to think about or do is forgive! Anger? Check! Indignation? Check! Bitterness? Getting there. And then, you read these verses… “For… Continue Reading “Forgive? Why Should I?!?”

What or Whom Do We Fear?

“If you do well, will you not be accepted?…” Genesis 4:7a NKJV Have you ever looked at what you’ve done and felt like you didn’t measure up?  Truth is, we all have, ’cause truth is, we all don’t measure up…to God’s standards.  Thank the… Continue Reading “What or Whom Do We Fear?”

Dealing with Uncertainty

Written by Guest Writer, Ben SytsmaAssistant Principal/5th Grade FacultyCalvary Schools of Holland Each summer, I attempt to read through at least a few classic books. Many of these wonderful books, I did not have the opportunity to read while in school, so I am… Continue Reading “Dealing with Uncertainty”

Mesmerizing Light

We put up our Christmas tree this weekend, as many of you probably did. My husband is not a huge fan of Christmas trees, as he believes it’s a tradition that takes away from the real meaning of what we are to celebrate. I… Continue Reading “Mesmerizing Light”