Answered Prayer

Judy Estelle

READ : James 5:13-17 The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. (v. 16) The campus of the seminary is nestled against the mountainside, overlooking beautiful Carp Lake. It is spring. All of God’s creation has come to life after a long winter’s sleep. Then we realized that many newly-awakened poisonous snakes had swum across the lake and now were invading the campus. Precautions were taken: carrying flashlights, making loud noise, and checking behind doors, especially at night. Joseph …

Unshakeable Hope

Judy Estelle

READ : Psalm 146 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. (v. 5 NIV) No! Not again! How could he face it? Rick, a relatively new Christian in the prison English Bible class, had just received another denial for parole. Yet, he stood with a smile of peace and acceptance on his face, assuring us he was fine and that he believed the Lord had a reason for this. …

Whose Glory?

Judy Estelle

READ : Colossians 3:12-17, 23-24 Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters. (v. 23 NIV) Do you ever feel that a task is not important enough to give God glory? When I am confronted with such thoughts, I remember Bill, an older student at the seminary where I teach. Bill truly loves the Lord. But at one point in his life he had hit the bottom. Within several days, his …