A Joyful Noise: Gasping for Grace

In his first epistle to Timothy, Paul encourages him to show rather brutal grace. Officially, the veteran evangelist identifies...

A Joyful Noise – 07-08-2023

REDEEMING REAL REALITY Once again, rockets glared and bombs bursted in air above the...

Time for a Devotional Break: The Distortion of Sin

Unlike any dreaded dental appointment, visiting the optometrist has never caused me concern - until the most recent consultation. When asked the...

A Joyful Noise: Songs of the Season

In 1990, David Foster and Linda Thompson crafted their now-famous “grown-up Christmas list.” And through the song they wrote,...

A Joyful Noise: Perfect Perspective

On Jan. 6, 2021, Mom started dying. Covid had assaulted her lungs for about 10 days, and finally, pneumonia...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: Rebels & Rule Followers

I’m a rule follower. I may talk big and occasionally do some crazy, spontaneous things, but at heart -...

A Joyful Noise: A Holy New Year

I sometimes wonder what people discard first: Their Christmas trees or New Year’s resolutions. Arguably, both symbolize the joys...

A Joyful Noise: Through the Bloood

Dirk Willems was waiting in prison to die. He had not — would not — deny his crimes, and...

A Joyful Noise: Persecution Still Lives Part 2

At the beginning of each year, the organization Open Doors, which serves persecuted Christians worldwide, releases its...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: Taking God at His Word

My father was a man of his word and a man of God’s Word. If dad made a promise, he kept it....