Portrait of Agony, But Message of Hope

Photo and Commentary ©2018 by Bev Riter Sunday, April 1, 2018 In the 1500’s a monastery at Isenheim, near Colmar, France operated a hospital that included care of people with extremely painful skin diseases. Altarpiece panels, the one showing His crucifixion is above,...

How to REALLY Believe in Jesus

Friday of this week I got a happy surprise in the mail, a letter from a friend I hadn’t seen since we were teenagers. An equally happy surprise was learning that he had read an article of mine which came out in the February issue of Signs of the Times, and found...

Casting a Long Shadow

Photo and Commentary ©2018 by Maylan Schurch Sabbath, March 31, 2018 Last Sabbath afternoon Shelley and I took a walk just before sundown. We had our backs to the sun, and I suddenly discovered that we were both casting a shadow as long as a city block. We paused to...

Using Your Gifts for God

One of my most thrilling experiences as a pastor is watching people use their talents for the Lord. Just this evening at board meeting we heard how one of our members, a hardworking engineer, did a detailed analysis of our church parking lot and the amount of free...

Marketing

Photo and Commentary ©2018 by Maylan Schurch Friday, March 30, 2018 Just about a month ago I was heading north on one of our local freeways and spotted this interesting marketing method on the back of a semi truck. The truck and my car were going slowly, so I yanked...