Hypocrisy: Weight of the Facade

The term originated from the label given to Greek actors in a theater but later became a negative connotation for those seeking to deceive others. Simply stated, a hypocrite is someone who pretends to be someone (s)he is not. We live in a day where it seems as if hypocrisy is not only expected butContinue reading “Hypocrisy: Weight of the Facade”

Hope Around the Corner

Nehemiah was a great Jewish leader. He was originally a member of one of those Jewish families still exiled from home many years after the Jews were forced to go live in Babylon around 587 B.C. From 444 B.C. to 432 B.C., Nehemiah served, under the Persian Emperor, as governor of Judah. He was anContinue reading “Hope Around the Corner”

The Rock

Though George Thomas was a future UNION General in the Civil War, he was born and raised in the South – in southern Virginia, to be exact. There, Thomas and his family – his widowed mother and sisters – owned some slaves. In the Spring of 1861, after Fort Sumter in South Carolina had beenContinue reading “The Rock”

Boosts from the Bible #9 (The Good Samaritan)

Welcome to “Boosts from the Bible,” our spiritual devotion that delves into the depths of the Holy Scriptures, in order to receive a boost of God’s wisdom and love…a boost of God’s hope and peace during this weird time. As we continue during this strange time, I have been praying and wondering just HOW some of ourContinue reading “Boosts from the Bible #9 (The Good Samaritan)”